Geoff McCarney

Director, Research

Geoff is an Assistant Professor of Environment and Development, and Director of Research for the Institute of the Environment and the Smart Prosperity Institute, at the University of Ottawa.  An experienced researcher in areas of environmental, natural resource and development economics, he is also finalizing an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in both economics and climate science at Columbia University.  His research is focussed on a range of issues related to climate and climate change impacts on natural resource use, including the impacts of carbon markets on sustainable forest management in Canada, and the use of financial instruments to improve climate risk management for agricultural producers in developing countries.  He also has extensive experience working with academics, funders and partner agencies across Canada and internationally, to both develop policy-oriented research on the environment and economy, as well as advise and implement climate risk management projects for at risk populations. Geoff holds an M.A. is Sustainable Development from Columbia University, an M.Sc. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Alberta, and a B.A. in History and Economics from the University of Ottawa.