Adam Bumpus

Title: Associate Fellow, Climate Change & Development


Adam BumpusBetween 2009 and 2011, Adam was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Carbon Governance at Sauder S3i. Currently he is an Associate Fellow of Sauder S3i, and a lecturer in Sustainable Development and the Environment at the University of Melbourne. He is the lead researcher and manager of the International Carbon Governance Project – a collaboration between Sauder S3i, the University of Oxford, University of California, Berkeley and the University of Melbourne – focused on exploring transforming business to a low carbon future. Prior to coming to the Centre, Adam completed a Bachelor of Science (with honours) in Ecology, at the University of East Anglia, UK (with a year spent on exchange at UBC). Adam then worked for three years on climate change and media affairs in London while he finished his Master of Arts in Environment, Politics and Globalization at the University of London, King’s College. Seeing a need for a better understanding of the social and environmental implications of carbon offsets, Adam completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute in 2009.

In addition to fieldwork in both developed and developing world contexts (particularly in Latin America), Adam has spent time as a Visiting Scholar at both the University of California, Santa Cruz (2008) and at UBC’s Liu Institute for Global Issues (2009). Primarily focusing on carbon markets and international development, Adam has published his work in several geography journals and has presented widely at academic- and policy-oriented international conferences.

In the first year of his doctoral studies, Adam also founded The Climate Consultancy, a consulting company dedicated to putting research into action in order to assist companies and governments in progressive approaches to carbon management. Adam aims to put both his academic and business credentials to good use at Sauder S3i as it further develops its work on carbon governance in BC and beyond.