Megan GordonSenior Analyst

Portrait of Megan Gordon

Megan Gordon is a senior analyst for the Pembina Institute's Equitable Transition team. Megan is passionate about people-centered climate policy and supporting workers and communities in a rapidly changing world. Before joining Pembina, Megan worked at Environment and Climate Change Canada as a policy advisor with the Net-Zero Advisory Body secretariat, providing research and engagement support for their energy systems subcommittee. Prior to that, she co-authored several research studies related to sustainability, economic, and workforce transitions. She was also the lead researcher on the Wilderness Committee’s Northern Futures project and studied the impacts and outcomes of downturn in BC’s northern interior forest sector while in grad school. She was also a secretariat staff member to Canada's Just Transition Task Force, where she coordinated and participated in consultations with workers and communities impacted by the phase-out of coal-fired electricity.

Megan holds a Master of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies from the University of Northern British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Public Administration from the University of Ottawa. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the rugged terrain of Canada’s remote, northern, and coastal landscapes.

Contact Megan Gordon

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Megan Gordon's Recent Publications

Workers installing solar panels on a residential home roof.

Passing Sustainable Jobs Act moves Canada closer to clean economy Labour and environmental groups agree: legislation ensures workers will lead the energy transition and the Senate needs to pass it quickly

Blog April 17, 2024- By Megan Gordon
The passage of the Sustainable Jobs Act through the House of Commons is good news for Canadian workers and the environment.
Workers in a prefabricated building factory

Alberta can invest in the clean economy and grow jobs Recent modelling cited by Alberta government fails to anticipate job growth in clean economy

Blog March 5, 2024- By Megan Gordon, Janetta McKenzie
Dire messages of economic shocks to Alberta economy from the oil and gas emissions cap fail account for jobs growth in clean economy. We estimate 65,000 clean economy jobs could be added in Alberta by 2030 along the trajectory to net-zero emissions, increasing to 364,000 jobs by 2050.
Worker at a green building site

The Sustainable Jobs Blueprint positions workers to lead in clean energy economy Part II of the Pembina Institute and Canadian Labour Congress’s blueprint series provides worker-informed solutions for the energy transition

Blog Dec. 14, 2023- By Megan Gordon
We have been working with the Canadian Labour Congress on the second installment of our Sustainable Jobs Blueprint series. It highlights the actions, investments, and leadership that the Government of Canada needs to demonstrate to support workers and stay competitive with the U.S. and Europe.
woman looking at electricity pylons

The energy transition is well underway and Canadian workers want to be in the driver’s seat Government needs to rise to the occasion to do more for workers and communities

Blog Sept. 28, 2023- By Megan Gordon
As the world aligns with a net-zero trajectory, Canada’s traditionally fossil fuel-heavy economy is at a crossroads. Canada could see hundreds of thousands of good new jobs generated through investments in clean energy options like wind and solar power, a robust electric-vehicle supply chain and technologies to drive emissions reductions. But without proper planning, investment and consultation, workers in the energy industry could be left out of this new energy boom.


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