Jason Dion

Senior Research Director
Ottawa, ON

Jason Dion oversees the Institute’s mitigation research team, its Indigenous research team, and the 440 Megatonnes project, which provides independent assessment of progress toward Canada’s climate targets. His research focuses on net zero, climate change mitigation policy, electricity systems, and energy transition. Prior to joining the Institute in 2019, Jason was Lead Researcher with Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and a project manager and economist at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). He has published extensively on electrification, carbon pricing, environmental risk and financial assurance, sustainable infrastructure, and environmental fiscal reform. Jason is a member of Canada’s Electricity Advisory Council and serves on the board of the Canadian Association of Professionals in Climate Change (CAPCC). He lives in Ottawa with his wife, their two young children and one senile dog.