Small World Sustainability Consulting
Aaron Cosbey is a development economist with 30 years of experience in trade, investment and sustainable development, and 22 years of work on climate change. He is the Principal of Small World Sustainability Consulting, as well as a Senior Associate with the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition, and the Inter-Governmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metal and Sustainable Development. He covers UNFCCC and IPCC negotiations for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin. His current work covers climate change policy (Canadian and International), green industrial policy, mining policy, and trade and investment law and policy. He has served as a trade policy advisor to the Canadian government on a number of select 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 (former) Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Centre for European Policy Studies, CIDA, Commonwealth Secretariat, Environment Canada, European University Institute, IADB, ICTSD, Canada’s National Round Table on Environment and Economy, New Zealand’s Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, OECD, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC and the World Bank.