Aaron Cosbey is a development economist with over 25 years of experience in trade, investment and sustainable development, and 20 years of work on climate change mitigation. His current work covers trade and climate change, international investment law and policy, green industrial policy, and the mining sector.


He has served as a trade policy advisor to the Canadian government on a number of public committees, and currently serves on Global Affairs Canada’s Environmental Assessment Advisory Group . He has consulted to a wide variety of governments and institutions, including the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Centre for European Policy Studies, CIDA, Commonwealth Secretariat, Environment Canada, European University Institute, IADB, Canada’s National Round Table on Environment and Economy, North American CEC, OECD, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC and the World Bank.