Scott Vaughan

President and CEO
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Scott Vaughan is IISD President and CEO. He has been Canada’s Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development; Director, Department of Sustainable Development, Organization of American States (OAS); Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Head of Economics, NAFTA Environment Commission; and Counsellor, World Trade Organization (WTO). At the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Vaughan initiated the UNEP Finance Initiative and UNEP’s work on trade and environment.

Recent and current affiliations include Chair of the Board of IISD Experimental Lakes Area; co-chair of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment (CCICED) Special Study; Associate Editor, Chinese Journal of Urban and Environment Studies (CJUES); co-convener of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) Task Force on Trade and Natural Resources; member of Future Earth Engagement Committee; member of UNEP International Advisory Council for the Advancement of Justice.