Aaron Cosbey

President, Small World Sustainability

Aaron Cosbey is a development economist with over 30 years’ experience in the law and economics of sustainable development, particularly in the areas of trade and investment, with current work in the areas of climate change, trade policy, and green industrial policy. He is a Senior Associate with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), a Senior Fellow with the European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition, a Senior Associate with the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), and President of Small World Sustainability consulting.

He has served as an advisor to the Canadian government on a number of select trade policy committees and has consulted to a wide variety of governments and institutions, including Agora Industry, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Centre for European Policy Studies, CIDA, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Commonwealth Secretariat, Environment Canada, European University Institute, Inter-American Development Bank, Canada’s National Round Table on Environment and Economy, New Zealand’s Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Overseas Development Institute, OECD, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC, and the World Bank.