Tom Green focuses on climate issues at the David Suzuki Foundation, working to advance climate policies to reduce Canada’s emissions and accelerate the shift to a clean economy. He loves spending time in nature and has found an antidote to despair in the era of climate breakdown in clowning. He’s had a lifelong interest in understanding the economic drivers of environmental change. He has a PhD in ecological economics from UBC and has taught at Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia; SFU, Royal Roads University, Quest University Canada and the Stockholm Resilience Centre. He was a founding member of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics and worked for a coalition of environmental groups that helped preserve 3.1 million hectares of BC’s Great Bear Rainforest.