Director, Materials Efficiency Research Group, Canada

Since 1990 Alan has worked as a facilitator, planner, analyst and activist with a wide range of conservation groups, Aboriginal organizations, companies and governments across Canada. His focus has been on sustainability strategies for the extractive sector, which have involved projects throughout North America, Latin America and Europe.

He started his work as coordinator of the joint federal/territorial and Aboriginal Porcupine Caribou Co-Management Board in the Yukon. From 1994 to 2002, he served as Executive Director of the Environmental Mining Council of BC. In 2002, Alan left EMCBC to form the Materials Efficiency Research Group. Since 2003 he was worked on divers projects including socio-economic impact assessments, large scale conservation strategies, ethical practices certification programs in the forestry and mining sectors, as well as various legislative reform initiatives in the extractive sectors nationally and internationally.

He is Chair of the International Institute for Sustainable Development and is on the Mining Association of Canada’s Community of Interest Advisory Panel.


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