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Scott Vaughan

International Chief Advisor, CCICED

From 2013 until early 2019, Scott served as President and CEO of IISD and Chair of the IISD Experimental Lakes Area Board. Prior to his work at IISD, Scott served as Canada’s Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development; Director of the Department of Sustainable Development, Organization of American States (OAS); Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Head of Economics, NAFTA Environment Commission; and Counsellor at the World Trade Organization (WTO). 

Scott also worked at UN Environment in the office of the Executive Director. In his tenure at UN Environment, Scott initiated the UNEP Finance Initiative (FI), as well as the UNEP Environment–Trade program. Before his work there, Scott worked in Economic and Corporate Affairs at RBC head office. 

Scott holds post-graduate degrees from the London School of Economics, University of Edinburgh and Dalhousie University, and an undergraduate degree from Mount Allison University. Current affiliations include the designate International Chief Advisor of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) and board member of the Mare Nostrum Global Initiative.