Dr. Mark Jaccard

Dr. Mark Jaccard is an internationally recognized Canadian energy economist and author. His research focuses on the design and application of energy-economy-emissions (EEE) models for assessing climate policies.

Dr. Jaccard holds the title of Distinguished Professor at Simon Fraser University and serves as Director of the School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM). Mark’s Energy and Materials Research Group (EMRG) within REM is the leading applied academic EEE modelling team in Canada. EMRG has developed and applied models that help governments and interest groups explore the quickest and most effective response to the climate emergency.

Internationally, Mark has served on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, and the Global Energy Assessment, and domestically on the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy, the Canadian Climate Institute, and the British Columbia Climate Solutions Council. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and in 2009 was named British Columbia Academic of the Year. Three of his books have been short-listed for the Donner Prize (top policy book in Canada) with one of them winning. His latest book is The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success: Overcoming Myths That Hinder Progress.