Laura Hughes

Laura Hughes is a senior analyst in the Alberta clean economy program of the Pembina Institute, Canada's leading clean energy think tank. She runs the Alberta Narratives Project, working closely with Albertans and using climate change narratives that are effective in the province. Laura also works in stakeholder relations.

Laura holds an undergraduate degree in geography from the University of British Columbia and a M.Sc. in environment and resource management from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her master's thesis was on the environmental economics of climate change in low-lying islands of the South Pacific, with field research conducted in remote Papua New Guinea. Previously, Laura was the program lead for the Alberta Council for Environmental Education, working with youth leaders and providing teacher professional development to teach climate change and energy in K-12 classrooms. She has also worked as a team lead for the energy conservation and outreach department with FortisBC, and has worked in environmental conservation across Canada, Panama and Honduras.

On the weekends Laura can be found scrambling up any of the Rocky Mountains and on weeknights she can be found at yoga.


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