Geoff McCarney is a Professor of Environment and Development in the School of International Development and Global Studies, Associate Director (Research) for the Institute of the Environment, and Senior Director (Research) for the Smart Prosperity Institute, at the University of Ottawa. Geoff’s research expertise includes areas of environmental, natural resource and development economics, with specific focus on a range of issues at the interface climate change, the circular economy and natural resource development. He also has extensive experience working with academics, funders and partner agencies across Canada and internationally, to both develop and communicate policy-oriented research on the environment and economy, as well as advise and implement climate risk management projects for at risk populations. Geoff holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development (with a focus on economics and climate science) from Columbia University.
Senior Director (Research), Smart Prosperity Institute