Dr Johannes M Luetz

PhD (UNSW); MBA (BSE, Germany); BA (UOFN, USA)

Senior Lecturer/Postgraduate Coordinator (Social Sciences); CHC Research Chair

Phone: 07 3347 7932
Email: jluetz@chc.edu.au

Research Interests

• Education, Global poverty reduction, Human development

• Humanitarianism, Emergency response, Disaster risk reduction, Disaster preparedness

• Community based climate change adaptation in developing countries

• Disaster displacement, Climate change induced forced human migration

• Environmental sustainability, Theology of Earth care, Social transformation

Publications

Books

Luetz, J M (2008) Planet Prepare: Preparing Coastal Communities in Asia for Future Catastrophes. Asia Pacific Disaster Report. World Vision International. 124 pp. ISBN 1-887983-47-3. http://www.wvi.org/asia-pacific/publication/planet-prepare

Luetz, J M (2007) Opportunities for Global Poverty Reduction in the 21st Century: The Role of Policy Makers, Corporations, NGOs, and Individuals. WDL-Verlag Berlin. 252 pp. ISBN 978-3-86682-107-1.

Luetz, J M, Hierath T, Möller D, Stolpe O, Yap Wei Wei (2004) Die Bergpredigt nacherzählt. matchBOOKS: Das Minibuch aus der Streichholzschachtel. WDL-Verlag Berlin. 112 pp. ISBN 978-3-932356-80-3.

Recent Peer Reviewed Research

Luetz J.M., Havea P.H. (2018). “We’re not Refugees, We’ll Stay Here Until We Die!”—Climate Change Adaptation and Migration Experiences Gathered from the Tulun and Nissan Atolls of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. In: Leal Filho W. (eds) Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies for Coastal Communities. Climate Change Management. Springer, Cham https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70703-7_1

Havea P.H., Hemstock S.L., Combes H.J.D., Luetz J.M. (2018). “God and Tonga Are My Inheritance!”—Climate Change Impact on Perceived Spirituality, Adaptation and Lessons Learnt from Kanokupolu, ‘Ahau, Tukutonga, Popua and Manuka in Tongatapu, Tonga. In: Leal Filho W. (eds) Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies for Coastal Communities. Climate Change Management. Springer, Cham https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70703-7_9

Luetz J.M. (2018). Climate Change and Migration in Bangladesh: Empirically Derived Lessons and Opportunities for Policy Makers and Practitioners. In: Leal Filho W., Nalau J. (eds) Limits to Climate Change Adaptation. Climate Change Management. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64599-5_5

Walid M., Luetz J.M. (2018). From Education for Sustainable Development to Education for Environmental Sustainability: Reconnecting the Disconnected SDGs. In: Leal Filho W. (eds) Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research. World Sustainability Series. Springer, Cham https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63007-6_49

Klingenberg, A., Luetz, J.M., Crawford, A. (2017). Identity Development of Transnational South African Migrants to Australia: Research Informed Implications for Counsellors. CCAA Journal, Vol. 8.

Luetz, J.M. (2017). Climate Change and Migration in the Maldives: Some Lessons for Policy Makers. In: Leal Filho, W. (ed): Climate Change Adaptation in Pacific Countries: Fostering Resilience and Improving the Quality of Life. Springer, Berlin. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-50094-2_3

Selected Journals & Research Reports

Luetz, J M (2014) Turning information into action: A technical review of World Vision’s Early Warning Early Action System (EWEAS). World Vision International, London/Los Angeles, June 2014. 28 pp.

Luetz, J M (2014) Workshop Contributions. In: Long, G. & López, M. (eds) IKIAM Amazon University Workshop Memoirs. 3-7 December 2013. Vol 2,3,5. Ministry of Knowledge and Human Talent, Quito, Ecuador.

Luetz, J M and Barrón Pinto, W (2012) Sorprendido por la sorpresa: Investigación realizada en las comunidades guaraníes del Chaco boliviano desplazadas por la sequía. Revista de la Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE). Vol 9. No 46. (Mayo/Junio). Páginas 46-53.

Luetz, J M (2010) Se Busca Liderazgo: Cambio Climático post-Copenhague 2009. Revista de la Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE). Vol 7. No 33. (Marzo/Abril). Páginas 46-53.

Finnigan G, (2009) Climate Change Threats to Health: The Vulnerability of Children. (ed., Luetz J M) Climate Change Series (Part 3). World Vision Australia. 36 pp. ISBN 978-0-9807094-6-9.

Lansley, D and Donaldson, K (2009) Reduce Risk and Raise Resilience: Disaster Risk Reduction. (ed., Luetz, J M) Climate Change Series (Part 2). World Vision Australia. 32 pp. ISBN 978-0-9807094-5-2.

Lansley, D and Donaldson, K (2009) Poverty and a Parching Planet: Food and Water Security. (ed., Luetz, J M) Climate Change Series (Part 1). World Vision Australia. 48 pp. ISBN 978-0-9807094-4-5.

Luetz, J M (2008) Myanmar, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Bangladesh: Disaster Monitor (Vol 1-5). Series of research fact sheets commissioned by World Vision Asia Pacific which warns of the vulnerability of developing communities in the face of climate change. WV, Bangkok. 8 pp.

Luetz, J M (2004) ‘Johannes 3, 16’. In: Luetz, D (ed): Gutes Predigen: 21 Predigten mit je einer Anleitung, Gutes gut zu predigen. WDL-Verlag Berlin. ISBN 978-3-932356-78-0.

Selected Video Documentaries

McAdam, J, McLaren, M, Luetz, J M (2015) Climate Refugees: The Communities Displaced by Global Warming. UNSW produced video documentary, 4:24 mins, Series: Catastrophic Science (Climate Change), the guardian, Thursday 6 August 2015: http://gu.com/p/4ba7t/sbl

Luetz, J M (2015) Climate Migration: Bangladesh on the Move. UNSW produced video documentary with footage filmed on site in Bhola, Chittagong, and Dhake, Bangladesh. Published 18 February 2015, 28:56 mins: http://youtu.be/PBJeelgnadU

Luetz J M, Merson J, Pittaway E, Dufty B, Barrón W, O’Malley M (2011) Bolivia: Leaving the land: Researcher Johannes Luetz takes us on a personal journey of Bolivia where people are leaving the land in droves. UNSW-TV documentary produced for 2011 Refugee Conference published 16 June 2011: https://youtu.be/KBq2jNrD-yg

Selected Conferences and Research Presentations

Luetz, J.M. (2017). Envisioning Christian Higher Education in a Disaster-Prone World: Perspectives from Poor and Marginalised Communities. Research presented at Australian Christian Higher Education Alliance (ACHEA) Conference ENVISIONING CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION, 28-19 August 2017, Sydney.

Luetz, J.M. (2017). “We’re not Refugees, We’ll Stay Here Until We Die!”—Climate Change Adaptation and Migration Experiences Gathered from the Tulun and Nissan Atolls of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Research paper presented at the World Symposium on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in Coastal Communities. Apia, Samoa • 5-7 July 2017. Best Paper Award.

Luetz, J.M. (2017). Climate Science, Religion and the Politics of Climate Change. Invited Speaker. Emmanuel Centre for the Study of Science, Religion and Society, Emmanuel College, University of Queensland, http://www.emmanuel.uq.edu.au/centre/climate-science-religion-and-the-politics-of-climate-change/

Luetz, J.M. (2016). Climate Change and Migration in the Maldives: Some Lessons for Policy Makers. Research paper presented at the Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region, https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-als/veranstaltungen/pacific2016.html , 26-28 July 2016, Lautoka, Fiji.

Luetz, J.M. (2014). Longevity of CO2 in the atmosphere and resultant migration consequences for developing countries. Invited research presentation to UNSW United Nations Student Society, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales (UNSW), 21 May 2014, Sydney.

Luetz, J.M. (2014). Opportunities and challenges for development practice in the 21st Century context of progressive climate change. Invited Ph.D. research presentation to World Vision Germany, 14 January 2014, WoVi Campus, Friedrichsdorf, Germany.

Luetz, J.M. (2013). IKIAM Universidad Regional Amazónica: Proposal for the Establishment of the Amazonian University IKIAM in Ecuador. Invited delegate. 1-7 December 2013, Quito/Tena, Ecuador.

Luetz, J.M. (2013). Screening “The Island President”. Invited speaker and panellist. AMOS NSW Regional Centre, UNSW CCRC & IES, CLB 4, 26 November 2013, Sydney.

Luetz, J.M. (2011). Bolivian migrants and transients in a climate of change. Invited Ph.D. research presentation at World Vision International Global Resilience Forum (Community Resilience & Disaster Risk Reduction and Natural Environment & Climate Issues Groups joint conference), 5-9 September 2011, London, UK.

Luetz, J.M. (2011). Migrants and transients in a climate of change. Research presentation at the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) NSW Centre Postgraduate Student Symposium: Climate Change and Variability — Science, Impacts and Adaptation, 17 June 2011, Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) at UNSW, Sydney.

Luetz, J.M. (2011). Bolivia: Leaving the land. Invited Ph.D. field research documentary presentation at International Refugee Conference 2011: Looking to the future, learning from the past — A conference to mark 60 years of the Refugee Convention, 14-17 June 2011, Centre for Refugee Research (CRR) at UNSW, Sydney.

Luetz, J.M. (2010). Pilot study in the Carteret Islands of Bougainville/Papua New Guinea. Ph.D. research presentation at Climate Change Adaptation and Governance Workshop @ National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), 16-18 November 2010, Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) @ UNSW, Sydney.

Luetz, J.M. (2010). Ph.D. research proposal presentation to the Institute of Environmental Studies (IES) @ University of New South Wales (UNSW), 23 June 2010, Sydney.

Luetz, J.M. (2010). Leadership wanted: The science of climate change and the role of leadership. Invited research presentation at World Vision International Global Relief Forum “Humanitarian Imperative: Towards Destination 2020”. Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs (HEA) global gathering, 5-11 May 2010, Ottawa, Canada.

Luetz, J.M. (2010). Climate Change and the Asia Pacific region. Invited keynote speaker, panellist. Multi Emergency Learning Event: World Vision Asia Pacific Regional Consultation, 11-12 February 2010, Bangkok, Thailand.

Luetz, J.M. (2008). “For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today”. Presentation of climate change adaptation research conducted in Asia Pacific in 2007-2008. Internationale Klimakonferenz: “Atolle der Südsee – Halligen der Nordsee: Internationaler Dialog zum Klimawandel”, Invited speaker, panellist. Universität Hamburg, 7-8 November 2008, Hamburg, Germany.

Luetz, J.M. (2008). Planet Prepare: Preparing Coastal Communities in Asia for Future Catastrophes. Invited research presentation as report lead author. Singapore media launch, 19 September 2008, International Plaza, Singapore.

Luetz, J.M. (2008). Planet Prepare: Preparing Coastal Communities in Asia for Future Catastrophes. Invited research presentation as report lead author. Asia Pacific media launch, 18 September 2008, Bangkok, Thailand.

Luetz, J.M. (2008) Asia Pacific Disaster Report 2008. Invited keynote speaker @ Integrated Ministry Quality (IMQ) Forum: World Vision Asia Pacific Region (APR) national directors and relief practitioners meeting, 11-15 August 2008, Bangkok, Thailand.

Selected Affiliations

Adjunct Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney.

Climate Leader trained and commissioned by Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Climate Reality Leadership Corps. Training and certification completed 25-27 June 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

Selected Research Awards

BEST PAPER AWARD • Luetz, J.M., Havea, P.H. •  Peer reviewed paper presentation: “We’re not Refugees, We’ll Stay Here Until We Die!”—Climate Change Adaptation and Migration Experiences Gathered from the Tulun and Nissan Atolls of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. World Symposium on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in Coastal Communities • Apia, Samoa • 5-7 July 2017 • Research published by Springer •  http://www.chc.edu.au/chc-researcher-receives-best-paper-award-world-symposium-samoa/

TOWN & GOWN • Luetz, J.M. • One of four UNSW Ph.D. researchers invited to present research to UNSW Chancellor David Gonski AC, President and Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer AO, and more than 300 guests comprising academics, business leaders, government representatives, the not-for-profit sector and the diplomatic corps at annual UNSW Town & Gown signature dinner. (Research Presentation – Photo). Leighton Hall, The John Niland Scientia • 3 September 2013 • UNSW Sydney.

ASPIRE AWARD • Luetz, J.M. • Ph.D. research presentation: “Climate Migration” delivered at 2012 3MT academic public speaking competition UNSW interfaculty finals. Represented Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). Leighton Hall, The John Niland Scientia • 25 September 2012 • UNSW Sydney.

BEST MASTER THESIS AWARD • Luetz, J.M. • MBA Research Thesis Title: Opportunities for Global Poverty Reduction in the 21st Century: The Role of Policy Makers, Corporations, NGOs, and Individuals • Berlin School of Economics • 20 November 2006 • Berlin, Germany • Research published as a book.

Doctoral Dissertation

Luetz, J.M. (2013). Climate Migration: Preparedness Informed Policy Opportunities Identified During Field Research in Bolivia, Bangladesh and Maldives. A thesis in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Thesis: 388 pp; Appendix: 112 pp. University of New South Wales (UNSW): http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/52944