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Katherine Monahan

Fellow in Global Journalism at the University of Toronto, and Senior Research Associate at the Smart Prosperity Institute, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa

Katherine is an economist specializing in Canadian and international environmental and energy policy. She spent 10 years with Environment and Climate Change Canada, where she authored numerous publications on climate change, deep decarbonisation and its economic impacts.

Katherine was one of the lead Canadian negotiators for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change under the United Nations. She's currently a senior research associate at the Smart Prosperity Institute at the University of Ottawa where she works on climate policy, sustainable finance, and nature conservation.

Katherine holds a BA and MA in Economics from the University of Victoria where her research explored the economics of tidal-stream power. She is currently a fellow in global journalism at the University of Toronto.


  • –present
    Senior Research Associate, Smart Prosperity Institute, University of Ottawa


  • 2008 
    University of Victoria, MA in Economics