Joanna Kyriazis

Policy Director
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Joanna is a lawyer and policy advisor who combines her strategic advocacy skills and strong background in science to deliver innovative solutions. She works with organizations across sectors to identify climate-related risks and opportunities and navigate the policy landscape while transitioning to a low-carbon economy. Joanna has also assisted governmental, not-for-profit and international organizations in developing policies and positions on carbon policies, integrated land-use and transportation planning, resilient cities and biodiversity.

Joanna previously practiced at a boutique law firm where she advised clients on emerging issues in climate change, energy and environmental law and policy and appeared in regulatory proceedings before the Ontario Energy Board. Prior to that, Joanna practiced at a premier law firm in New York, representing global financial institutions, major investment banks and private equity firms in complex litigation and regulatory matters in federal and state courts.

Joanna graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a degree in Natural Resources (BSc) and obtained her law degree (JD) from the University of Toronto. She is called to the Bar in Ontario and New York.