Tom Green is senior climate policy adviser at the David Suzuki Foundation, working to advance climate policies to rapidly reduce Canada’s emissions and accelerate the shift to a clean economy refocused on delivering wellbeing within planetary boundaries. He works on federal climate policy, including emissions from the oil and gas sector, zero emission transportation, energy transition and carbon pricing files.
From 2019 to 2022, he led the foundation’s Clean Power Pathways project, a collaboration with university research partners that coupled strategic electricity decarbonization modelling research with public engagement to advance a zero-emissions electricity grid by 2035.
Tom has carried out research and taught at Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia; Simon Fraser University, Royal Roads University, Quest University Canada and the Stockholm Resilience Centre. He was a founding member of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics. He has a PhD from UBC.