Mark Jaccard

Mark Jaccard is a professor of sustainable energy in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University. Originally from Vancouver, he completed his doctorate at the Institute for Energy Economics and Policy at the University of Grenoble in 1987. Internationally, he has contributed to assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He recently contributed to the IPCC as a lead author on the 2011 IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate ChangeMitigation. He was also convening lead author for the chapter on sustainable energy policy in the monumental 2012 Global Energy Assessment – a five year international collaboration of leading energy experts. Since 1994, he has contributed to the China Council forInternational Cooperation on Environment and Development. He has also provided advice to policy makers in other countries, including the United States, France, Brazil, Hungary, Abu Dhabi and Mexico. Nationally, he was a research fellow with the C.D. Howe Institute, producing evaluations and recommendations on Canadian climate policy. He was appointed by the Canadian government to a three-year term (2006-2009) on the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy, an advisory body on sustainability. In addition, Mark owned his own consulting company for over 25 years, where he provided advice on energy and climate policy to departments of the Canadian govern

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Awards & Publications

Mark has over 100 academic publications (see Energy and Materials Research Group). His innovations in developing what are now referred to as hybrid energy-economy models played a key role in his selection in 2009 as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. The model, called CIMS, is applied frequen

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'A Climate of Change' Interview

My May 7, 2020 interview on the Calgary Climate Hub's 'A Climate of Change' discussing my new book and what actions people can take to help stop climate change. ...

Emergency: The Citizen's Guide to Climate Action

Here is the link to the video of my public talk hosted by Academics for Climate - University of Regina held via Zoom on April 28, 2020 entitled 'Emergency: The Citizen's Guide to Climate Action'. This Zoom talk is part of the Academics for Clim...

Question and Answer session on The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success

Here is the video recording of my Question and Answer session on The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success on May 12, 2020. Thank you to the group, Climate Crisis Legislation Needed Now, particularly Ken Johnson and Kathleen O’Hara....

Public talk at Simon Fraser University on 'Citizen's Guide to Climate Success'

Here is the link to the 40-minute talk I gave recently in Vancouver discussing the key point in my new book. ...

Public Talk at Bay Area (Ontario) Climate Change Forum

Here is a link to the a talk I gave on Feb. 26 in Hamilton, Ontario to the Bay Area Climate Change Forum. The event was supported by the Centre for Climate Change Management, in partnership with the Cities of Hamilton and Burlington, and the Ministr...