Mark Jaccard has been professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, since 1986 – interrupted from 1992-97 while he served as Chair and CEO of the British Columbia Utilities Commission.
His PhD is from the Energy Economics and Policy Institute at the University of Grenoble. Internationally, Mark is known for his work on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Nobel Peace Prize in 2007), the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (co-chair of task force on sustainable use of coal), and the Global Energy Assessment (convening lead author for sustainable energy policy).
In 2006, his book, Sustainable Fossil Fuels, won the prestigious Donner Prize for policy. In 2008, he was named British Columbia Academic of the Year, in 2009 a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and in 2010 he won the Sterling Prize for Controversy.