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Dave Sawyer

Principal Economist, Canadian Climate Institute


Dave Sawyer is a leading environmental economist with a 27-year track record in solving policy challenges for sustainable development in Canada and around the world. Sawyer operates EnviroEconomics as an advisor and supports the Canadian Climate Institute as its principal economist. He is an expert in the economics of reducing carbon pollution and the dangerous costs of climate change and his work is focused on revealing the economic implications of environmental policy, including the costs of environmental degradation and the benefits of remedial action.

Sawyer is a school fellow at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration and has held positions with Environment Canada, Canada’s Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development, and other leading Canadian consultancies. He also previously served as vice-president of climate, energy and partnerships at the International Institute for Sustainable Development.