Josha MacNabNational Director, Policy and Strategy (on leave)

Josha MacNab is the national director of policy and strategy at the Pembina Institute, Canada’s leading energy think tank. Her 12 years of experience in supporting Canada’s transition to a clean energy economy have spanned multiple jurisdictions and multiple content areas, including carbon pricing, energy efficiency, fossil fuel development and climate strategy. Her work has focused on building strong cross-sectoral networks that support policy change.

Josha holds a Master of Resource and Environmental Management degree from Simon Fraser University.


Josha MacNab is available for speaking engagements.

Josha MacNab's Recent Publications

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All Hands on Deck An assessment of provincial, territorial and federal readiness to deliver a safe climate

Publication July 22, 2021- By Nichole Dusyk, Isabelle Turcotte, Thomas Gunton, Josha MacNab, Sarah McBain, Noe Penney, Julianne Pickrell-Barr, Myfannwy Pope

Though Canada’s provinces and territories hold much of the power over energy resources, the majority lack the policy infrastructure and measures necessary to achieve significant emissions reductions. To determine readiness to act on climate, the Pembina Institute and Simon Fraser University’s School of Resource and Environmental Management assessed each province, territory and the federal government on 24 climate policies and measures foundational for climate success.

The final presidential debate of the 2020 U.S. election

Five ways a Biden administration would impact Canada and climate action Biden’s commitments on climate and economic recovery would create both competition and opportunities for Canada

Op-ed Nov. 2, 2020- By Josha MacNab

Joe Biden’s commitments on climate, and his commitment to an equitable, just recovery, wouldn’t just bring the U.S. into alignment with Canada and the international community, it would raise the bar and increase the pace, creating both competition and opportunities for Canada.

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The throne speech we want? A pledge for a low-carbon, competitive economy The time is now to invest in a healthier, more resilient future that leaves no one behind

Blog Sept. 21, 2020- By Josha MacNab

The pandemic has made it plainly clear that our health, economy and environment are intricately linked. The upcoming throne speech must reflect these connections by reaffirming the federal government’s commitment to containing COVID-19 and rebooting our economy while putting Canada on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050.

How to rebuild for a healthier economic future The pandemic is forcing Canada’s hand on the tough conversation we keep putting off

Blog April 8, 2020- By Josha MacNab

It would be a mistake to solve one crisis by exacerbating another. As we think about how to rebuild our economy, we can’t choose to ignore the other planetary health problem we have to address.

A look back at Canada’s climate action in 2019 Where we’ve been and where we need to go in 2020

Blog Dec. 20, 2019- By Josha MacNab

We know that Canadians expect their government to work together to demonstrate climate leadership, here and on the global stage.


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