Dr. Lauren Gifford


Dr. Lauren Gifford is a human-environment geographer whose work looks at intersections of climate policy, conservation, markets and justice, with particular focus on carbon markets and offsets. She is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at University of Arizona working on earth system transformation with the global Earth Commission, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She has conducted field research in the Peruvian Amazon, in Maine’s forests, on Cuban organic farms, at the UNFCCC, and at civil society meetings around the globe. She is regularly consulted as a subject matter expert on NPR, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera and others.