Mark Jaccard

Dr. Mark Jaccard — Distinguished Professor and Director, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University

Dr. Jaccard researches the design and application of energy-economy models for assessing climate policies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an author with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He played a pivotal role in the development of BC’s clean electricity standard (2007) and its carbon tax (2008). Dr. Jaccard has advised governments around the world and is a continuous media presence. Dr. Jaccard’s latest book, The Citizen’s Guide To Climate Success: Overcoming Myths That Hinder Progress (2020), was shortlisted for the Donner Prize. His Sustainable Fossil Fuels: An Unusual Suspect in the Quest for Clean and Enduring Energy (2005) won the Donner Prize for top policy book in Canada, while his co-authored book The Cost of Climate Policy (2002) was recognized as the Best Policy Book in Canada by the National Policy Research Initiative. The Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC named him Academic of the Year in 2008.  In 2012, Dr. Jaccard was a recipient of Canada’s Clean16 and Clean 50 awards, in recognition of his contributions to sustainability education in Canada.