James Meadowcroft

Clean Growth Panel
Cantley, QC

James Meadowcroft is a professor in both the School of Public Policy and Administration and the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. From 2005 – 2019 he held a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Governance for Sustainable Development and is a founding Director of The Transition Accelerator.

Dr. Meadowcroft has written widely on environmental politics and policy, democratic participation and deliberative democracy, national sustainable development strategies and socio-technical transitions and is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Political Ideologies. Recent work focuses on energy and the transition to a low-carbon society and includes publications on carbon capture and storage (CCS), smart grids, the development of Ontario’s electricity system, the politics of socio-technical transitions and negative carbon emissions.