Geoff McCarney

Senior Director of Research

Geoff is an Assistant Professor of Environment and Development in the School of International Development and Global Studies, and Director of Research for the Institute of the Environment and the Smart Prosperity Institute, at the University of Ottawa.  Geoff’s research expertise includes areas of environmental, natural resource and development economics, with specific projects focussed on a range of issues related to climate change impacts on natural resource use, 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 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.