Ms. Vanessa Corkal
Vanessa Corkal is Senior Policy Advisor, Canada Energy Transitions at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Based in Ottawa, her work focuses on energy and climate change mitigation ambition, with particular focus on Canadian federal policy related to oil and gas pathways, just transition, and fossil fuel subsidies and public finance. Vanessa is interested in capacity building for government and civil society partners to develop and implement effective and equitable solutions to the climate crisis. Prior to joining IISD, Vanessa conducted research at the Prairie Climate Centre (University of Winnipeg) and worked for the federal First Nation Adapt funding program. She holds a Master of Climate Change from the University of Waterloo. In addition to her climate change work, Vanessa has nearly a decade of documentary film, journalism and non-profit experience.