IPPSA 27th Annual Conference. November 14-16, 2021. The Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta

Dave Sawyer

Dave Sawyer

Principal Economist
Canadian Institute for Climate Choices

Dave is a leading environmental economist with a twenty-nine-year track record in solving policy challenges for sustainable development.

Dave has a long history in applying economics to support climate change policy. He has conducted numerous cost-benefit analysis of alternative regulatory actions and developed models to explore the economic impacts of adaptation and mitigation choices.

He has held positions with Environment Canada, Canada’s Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development and leading Canadian consultancies. He was the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s vice-president for climate, energy and partnerships, leading a team of 20 adaptation and mitigation specialists working on low carbon, climate resilient development globally.

Dave is currently the Principal Economist with the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, a Fellow at the Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and is a past-Executive in Residence with Smart Prosperity at the University of Ottawa. 

Dave continues to operate EnviroEconomics Inc., an environmental economics consultancy.