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Vivek Voora

Vivek Voora


Vivek Voora works with the Economic Law & Policy and Water programs at IISD. Formerly as project manager and now as an associate, he works broadly on projects related to natural capital, ecosystem services, sustainable agriculture and water management as well as ecosystem markets, greening supply chains and sustainability standards. 

He has and continues to contribute to a broad range of multi-disciplinary initiatives spanning from the establishment of a World Heritage Site, devising tools for ecological infrastructure investments and reporting on global voluntary standard initiatives for a number of commodity sectors. He is also developing projects related to decision support systems for sustainable watershed management and linking indigenous peoples with carbon markets. 

He has a wide range of experiences in the environmental and sustainable development field which includes: environmental representative for a manufacturing operation; laboratory technician and supervisor for stratospheric ozone, air quality and greenhouse gas monitoring laboratories; project assistant for wastewater/stormwater quality monitoring and improvement initiatives; consultant for wind energy development projects.

His interests include computer modeling, assessing natural capital and ecosystem services for decision making, sustainable water resources and agriculture management, renewable energy and climate change. He has carried out research projects and worked in various parts of Canada, Africa and New Zealand. Vivek is also currently pursuing a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Policy at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. 

  • Education

    International Master of Advanced Studies (2006): Graduate Institute of Development Studies, Geneva.

    Master of Sciences (2004): Royal Roads University.

    Bachelor of Sciences – Chemical Engineering and Society (1998): McMaster University.