Aaron Cosbey is Associate and Senior Climate Change and Trade Advisor at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).
He is an environmental economist specializing in the areas of trade and sustainable development, international environmental governance, and climate change. He works on two of IISD's program areas: trade and investment, where he serves as Associate and Senior Advisor, and climate change and energy, where he serves as Associate. He manages IISD’s program of work on trade, investment and climate change. He is a past Member of International Trade Canada's Market Access Advisory Group, past Member of the Deputy Minister for International Trade's Academic Advisory Council on Canadian Trade Policy, and of the Minister for International Trade's Environmental Sectoral Advisory Group on International Trade, where he chaired the SAGIT's Working Group on the FTAA. He holds a Master of Development Economics from Dalhousie University, as well as Bachelor of Arts (Hon) in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology from the University of Regina.