Mark Purdon is a Senior Expert in the Environment and Sustainable Development section. He is an expert in the governance of the carbon markets in least developed countries, particularly land tenure arrangements in the forest and bioenergy sectors.
His work draws on professional experience in climate change and international development policy with UNDP, CIDA, the Government of Cameroon as well as numerous NGOs and the private sector. He has experience working in Cameroon, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda in Africa as well as the Czech Republic and Moldova in Eastern Europe. In addition, he has attended nearly all UN climate change conferences since 2005 and writes on international climate change politics.
Mr. Purdon holds an MSc in environmental science from UQÀM and a second MSc in environmental policy from Oxford University. He is currently completing a PhD in political science at the University of Toronto and lecturing in environmental politics at McGill University.