Jordan is currently National Director of Adapt-Chile, a Chilean NGO that works to facilitate processes of climate change adaptation and mitigation in local governments in Chile and throughout Latin America. Until recently he has also worked in a research capacity within the Centre for Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS) within the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC), having been previously involved as a researcher in the Institute of Urban and Territorial Studies (IEU+T) of the PUC, and professor of environmental sociology in the Universidad Diego Portals (UDP).
His primary research interests are currently focused on sustainable adaptation and climate change governance, science-policy interface in the context of climate change planning and decision-making, and local participatory climate change planning processes. Within Adapt Chile, Jordan also coordinates the Science Policy Dialogue Programme, which seeks to bridge gaps in communication and collaboration between academia and decision makers on different scales of public management. In particular, the programme seeks to understand and communicate the ways in which climate change currently influences and will come to affect local planning, management and development processes. This involves the promotion of platforms for dialogue and cooperation, together with the formation of and participation in multi and inter-sectoral networks, and encouraging informed decision making that allows society to respond to the challenges and opportunities of climate change.