Colton Kasteel is a researcher at the University of British Columbia, where he focuses on Canadian and B.C. climate policy, climate finance and mission-driven venture capital. Since 2018, he has served as the BC Council for International Cooperation's lead delegate to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, supporting youth delegations to advocate for bold climate action at the annual COP conferences. He resides on unceded Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh territory.