Claire Havens has a passion for public participation, knowledge sharing and facilitating dialogue within the research and business communities on environmental issues. She has worked in government and the non-profit sector undertaking policy analysis on a variety of topics including climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity conservation, natural resource and marine planning, and environmental economics. This included carrying out a benefits valuation for the Scott Islands National Wildlife Area for Environment Canada, co-authoring a report for the BC Ministry of Environment which explored incentives to encourage consumers to buy more environmentally-friendly electronic products, and working with the Adaptation to Climate Change Team at Simon Fraser University (SFU).
Working at Environment Canada, Claire gained extensive knowledge about the federal government’s role in environmental policy and research while participating on working groups, communications and conference planning task forces, and committees. She has helped organize federal involvement in major conferences including Globe 2012 and the 2011 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. Claire has a Masters from the School of Public Policy at SFU.
Blog Posts by Claire Havens
Regional transportation: moving forward or backwards?
By Claire Havens - January 03, 2013
Many residents in the Lower Mainland eagerly awaited news of future transit service to their communities..... read more
Why the carbon tax is good for your wallet
By Claire Havens - May 15, 2012
For well over a decade Dr. Olewiler has been a major proponent of pricing carbon and using extra revenue for projects that conserve natural capital... read more