Technical, Policy and Markets Leaders
Karen Haugen-Kozyra, M.Sc., P.Ag. ~ Senior Partner
Karen was born in Edmonton, obtained Biological Sciences Diploma from NAIT, BSc in Plant Sciences and MSc in Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry from the University of Alberta Between 1991 and 1997, ran an Environmental Consulting Business out of her home office, contracting with federal, provincial and university agencies. For 13 years after that, Karen served in various sustainable policy, planning and technical positions within the Dept of Agriculture and Rural Development. She held the Environmental and Land Use Policy Member position with the Department and spent 5 of those years working at national level on shaping carbon market policy and opportunities for the agriculture sector.
Karen was seconded to Climate Change Central, a not-for-profit established by the Government of Alberta in 2000, in early 2007. There, she implemented the necessary market processes, infrastructure and tools needed to get the Carbon Offset Market off the ground. In that role, Karen and her Team leveraged the previous carbon offset national work to help build sound policies, quantification protocols, tools and infrastructure needed to facilitate the development of a Carbon Offset Market in Alberta.
Currently, Karen is working as a consultant working with various groups in the US and Canada, active in the Carbon Offset space. Karen is also an active member of the Alberta Institute of Agrologists.