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Stephanie Cairns

Director of Sustainable Communities at Sustainable Prosperity

Stephanie has worked on environment, economy, and fiscal policy research initiatives for twenty years. She has been with Sustainable Prosperity since its inception, first as Director of Carbon Pricing and then as Senior Advisor. Earlier in her career she founded the Pembina Institute's Ecological Fiscal Reform program, worked as a researcher on Parliament Hill, and was a strategic advisor in the Prime Minister's Policy and Research Office. For the past 15 years she has managed Wrangellia Consulting, specializing in climate policy, and carbon pricing, and protected areas management, and helping policy makers distill expert advice, synthesize emerging best practices, and plan new initiatives. Stephanie serves on the Boards of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the Pembina Institute, and Training Resources for the Environmental Community (TREC); is past National President of the Board of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society; and was a member of the President's Advisory Council of the Royal Society of Canada. She holds a B.A from the University of Toronto and an M.Sc. from the Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University, Sweden.