Alison Shaw

Alison Shaw is a scientist and practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience in pioneering climate change and sustainability research-to-practice approaches. As Executive Director of ACT (Action on Climate Team) at Simon Fraser University, Canada, Dr. Shaw advances low carbon resilience approaches and nature-based solutions to ensure that “climate action that multi-solves” is mainstreamed into policy, planning, strategy, and operational decisions in both public and private sectors. She and the ACT team co-create with forward-thinking partners to innovate, test, and evaluate practical and effective approaches that build toward climate resilience; promote decarbonization; and advance other social, environmental, and economic goals, such as equity, biodiversity, and clean economic development. Dr. Shaw earned a PhD in sustainability from the University of British Columbia. She can be reached at