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Amin Asadollahi is the executive director of Horizon Advisors and oversees the organization's environmental protection research program. Amin has a wealth of knowledge on the subjects of sustainable resource development, clean technology solutions, and environmental regulations.


Amin has extensive experience in facilitating multistakeholder and cross-jurisdictional discussions, and has provided advice to governments, energy sector clients and non-governmental organizations in the area of climate, energy, conservation and environmental policy.

Amin holds an MA in public policy and public administration from Concordia University and a BA in political science from the University of Ottawa. He has chaired the Board of Directors of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's FlareNet Strategic Network and has acted as the co-chair of the Green Budget Coalition.

Amin has taken on new responsibilites, and he is not accepting new public policy projects. However, Horizon experts will continue support client.

SELECT Publications


Circular Economy 101: Overview of Key Concepts & Theories [forthcoming]

This framework offers a common vocabulary for diverse Canadian stakeholders interested in natural infrastructure projects that are both appropriate to their local context and resilient to future climate scenarios.

Carbon Offsets: Ensuring Environmental Integrity [forthcoming]

This report unpacls key aspects of an effective offset system, including: reporting and auditing, ensuring additionality and permanence, avoiding leakage, and maximizing additional benefits.

Reforming Export Development Canada: Climate Risks &
Low Carbon Transition

This report provides recommendations in three areas that can contribute to improved alignment between Export Development Canada's investment decisions and Canada’s climate objectives



Benefits of Adoption Natural Infrastructure: A Comparison of Natural and Grey Infrastructure Solutions

A side-by-side comparison benefits provided by natural versus grey infrastructure solutions when tackling storm surges, flood and the urban heat island effect.

Zero-Emission Vehicles In Canada: Market Outlook over the Short- and Longer-Term

An analysis of zero-emission light-duty vehicle market penetration potential in Canada.


Natural Infrastructure Investment: An Analysis fo Canadian Opportunities

An environmental scan of natural infrastructure programs and policy priorities in Canada.



Canada's Energy Sector: The Future of Innovation and Environmental Performance

This report identifies research, development and demonstration (RD&D) challenges and opportunities in Canada’s energy sector.

Regulations and Clean Technology: A Review of Best Practices in Select Jurisdictions

This report provides an analysis of different regulatory models that have supported environmental policy goals, innovation and economic growth.

Clean Fuel Standard: Summary of stakeholder written comments on the discussion paper [pdf, external site (IISD)]

This report provides a synthesis of over 1500 pages of stakeholder comments on the proposed Canadian clean fuel standards.

World-Class Regulatory Oversight: Scientific knowledge and evidence-based decision-making [pdf, external site (AWS)]

This report looks at how scientific evidence can be best incorporated into the regulatory decisionmaking process. 

Climate Finance & Market Opportunities: Capitalizing on flows of global climate finance (published by IISD)

This Government of Canada commissioned study examines the flow climate finance and economic sectors that are best positioned to capitalize on emerging opportunities.

Cities and Smart Grids in Canada [pdf, external site (IISD)]

This report looks specifically at smart grids within the context of grid modernization and urban settings in Canada.

North American Energy Integration: Assessing Oil and Gas Policy Issues ahead of NAFTA Renegotiation [pdf, external site (RFF)]

This report examines key oil and gas environmental and fiscal policies  that provide opportunities for alignment across North America

Considerations in a Comprehensive Approach to Canadian Climate Policy [pdf, external site (IISD)]

Commentary on key elements of an effective policy in the implementation of the pan-Canadian climate framework.

North American climate leadership could benefit both the environment and the economy [external site (Hill Times)]

Commentary on an approach to North American environmental policy that can improve competitiveness and allows for climate objectives to be achieved.

Fostering a conversation on stronger carbon pricing in Alberta [pdf, external site (Pembina Institute)]

This paper looks at how Alberta can develop an effective approach to pricing carbon pollution.

Protecting the habitat of species at risk while developing energy resources [pdf, external site (Pembina Institute)]

Commentary on the role of conservation offsets in reversing species decline resulting from industrial activity, including oilsands operations.

Risky climate policy: Why governments do the energy sector no favours with a status quo approach [pdf, external site (Pembina Institute)]

Commentary on how environmental regulations can improve competitiveness and social license to operate.