Ceecee Holz

Dr. Ceecee Holz is a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa and the Senior Research Associate of the Climate Equity Reference Project. Their focus is on research and advocacy in the context of international climate change politics, especially the multilateral UN climate regime. They are a co-author of an influential series of annual equity and ambition assessment of countries’ climate action pledges, whose first installment – Fair Shares: A Civil Society Equity Review of INDCs (civilsocietyreview.org/report) – was described as the single most influential climate justice intervention at the 2015 UN Paris Climate Summit (and even made it into the speeches of some Heads of States). Ceecee is also a past Executive Director of Climate Action Network Canada (2012-2014). An active and long-standing participant in the UN climate negotiations, they aim to combine rigorous scholarship and effective advocacy to address the global climate crisis. In general, this research and advocacy work centres on the role of equity and fairness as enablers of ambitious domestic and international action on addressing climate change while protecting the right of the world’s poor to a better life.