Canada’s former climate change ambassador joins GSPIA

Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Patricia Fuller's portrait

GSPIA is delighted to welcome an exceptional new senior fellow: Patricia Fuller.

Throughout her career, Patricia has specialized in trade and economic policy, as well as climate change and energy. Upon her retirement from the Government of Canada, she was Canada’s ambassador for climate change. Prior to that appointment, she served, notably, as Director General of Economic Development, Director General of Planning and Reporting, Chief Economist, Director of the Softwood Lumber Division, and Deputy Director for Trade Remedies at Global Affairs Canada. Patricia also served abroad as Ambassador of Canada to Uruguay and Chile. Other international assignments include Mexico and Guatemala. Patricia also headed the Office of Energy Efficiency at Natural Resources Canada and contributed to the development of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. She also gained experience on environment and climate change files earlier in her career while working at the Privy Council Office and supporting the Cabinet Committee on Economic and Regional Development Policy. She holds a B.A. (Honours) in Economics and Political Studies from Queen's University and an M.Sc. in Economics (with distinction) from the London School of Economics.

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