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is an internationally respected authority on climate change.
He has been a professor at the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University since 1986, where he is responsible for the Energy and Materials Research Group (EMRG) and the Canadian Industrial Energy End-use Data and Analysis Centre (CIEEDAC).
From 1992 - 1997 Mark
acted as Chair and CEO of the BC Utilities Commission
, and in 2006, was appointed to the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy.
is known for his
work on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development
(currently co-chair of a task force for sustainable coal use), and the Global Energy Assessment (convening lead author for sustainable energy policy).
is a frequent media contributor and has over 90 academic publications.
2002 book, The Cost of Climate Policy
, won the Policy Research Institute award for best policy book in Canada and his
2005 book, Sustainable Fossil Fuels, won the Donner prize for best policy book in Canada.
has been honoured with the SFU President's Award for Media, the SFU Outstanding Alumni Award and was named the BC Academic of the Year by the Confederation of University Faculty Associations
In 2009 he was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and in 2010 he won the Sterling Prize for Controversy
Mark holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Department of Economics/Institute of Energy Economics and Policy at the University of Grenoble, and a Master of Resource Management and Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University.
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, M. "A discussion of policy tools for increasing end-use electricity efficiency," in Reeve (ed.) Current Affairs - Perspectives on Ontario Electricity Policy, Toronto: University of Toronto Press
, 2009, 245-246.
Sharp, J., Jaccard
, M. and D. Keith, "Anticipating public attitudes to underground CO2 storage," International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control
Mau, P., Eyzaguirre, J., Jaccard
, M., Collins-Dodd, C., and K. Tiedemann, "The neighbor effect: simulating dynamics in consumer preferences for new vehicle technologies.
Ecological Economics, 2008.
, M., Designing Canada's Low-Carb Diet: Options for Effective Climate Policy, CD Howe Institute Benefactors' Lecture, 2007
Simpson, J., Jaccard
, M. and N. Rivers, Hot Air: Meeting Canada's
Climate Change Challenge, McClelland and Stewart, 2007.