Laura Cameron is a policy advisor for IISD’s Energy team working in the areas of fossil fuel subsidies, just transition, and oil and gas policy in Canada.
Laura comes to the IISD from the Prairie Climate Centre, where she spent five years developing expertise in climate change communications and community-based research. Through this work, she collaborated with diverse communities across the country—ranging from Anishinaabe Knowledge Keepers to Alberta egg farmers—to produce a wide range of materials on climate for the Climate Atlas of Canada. With a master’s degree in Indigenous governance and a bachelor’s degree in biology, her interdisciplinary interests centre on cross-cultural collaboration, participatory filmmaking, and community-based climate action.
Outside of work, Laura is deeply engaged in social justice community organizing in Winnipeg and has previously been involved in this work in Montreal, Vancouver, and Berlin. She also pursues projects as an independent filmmaker that have been published on CBC and screened at international film festivals.