Research Associate, Canada's Ecofiscal Commission
Jason is a Research Associate with Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission. Before joining the Commission, he worked as a project manager and economist at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), where his work focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation, green public procurement, and sustainable infrastructure. Jason is the author of numerous publications, including environmental fiscal reform studies for the governments of Mauritius and Mozambique, funded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Prior to IISD he worked as a consultant for EnviroEconomics and Global Advantage Consulting. Jason is a graduate of the MA Economics program at York University, and holds a certificate from Laval University’s Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) in development policy modelling. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife Fiona and dog ‘Beans’, and bringing an economist’s obsession with efficiency to his small urban garden.
As the summer draws to a close and the smell of BBQ still hangs in the air, the idea of a beefless world is for many of us just too terrible to contemplate. But as we'll see, beef's savoury taste also presents us with some rather unsavoury problems. Beef is a huge contributor to global emissions.
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