Aaron Cosbey is a development economist with 30 years’ experience in the law and economics of sustainable development, in areas including trade, investment, mining, climate change, and green industrial policy. He is a senior associate with the International Institute for Sustainable Development, a senior advisor with the European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition, and senior associate with the Inter-Governmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development.
He has served as a trade policy advisor to the Canadian government on select committees. He has consulted to several governments and institutions, including Agora Energiewiende, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Centre for European Policy Studies, CIDA, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Commonwealth Secretariat, Environment Canada, European University Institute, IADB, Canada’s National Round Table on Environment and Economy, New Zealand’s Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, OECD, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC and the World Bank.
Canadian leaders need to start designing our border carbon adjustment system now to keep our economy competitive and our climate ambition on track, write Michael Bernstein of Clean Prosperity and development economist Aaron Cosbey.