October 6, 2015: Guest Lecture
Mark Jaccard

IRES Seminar Series

Time: 12:30-1:30 pm

Location: AERL Theatre (room 120), 2202 Main Mall

Mark Jaccard

Simon Fraser University Professor

School of Resource and Environmental Management

Mark Jaccard small photo

How do we get effective climate policy?


Getting our politicians to implement effective climate policy is inherently difficult. In this talk, Mark Jaccard combines anecdotal and research evidence to develop strategic advice for those seeking effective climate policies. He will cover a range of relevant topics including democratic reforms, institutional design, policy design, policy evaluation, public perceptions, and climate activism.


(on Twitter @MarkJaccard and blogging at markjaccard.com)

Mark has been professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, since 1986 – interrupted from 1992-97 while he served as Chair and CEO of the British Columbia Utilities Commission. His PhD is from the Energy Economics and Policy Institute at the University of Grenoble. Internationally, Mark has been involved in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, and the Global Energy Assessment. Mark’s research and applied focus is on the design and application of energy-economy models, especially for assessing the cost and effectiveness of climate policies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Research Fellow with the CD Howe Institute, and in 2009 was named BC Academic of the Year by the Confederation of University Faculty Associations. In 2006, his book, Sustainable Fossil Fuels, won the Donner Prize for best policy book in Canada.