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Thomas Budd is a PhD Candidate researching energy and climate policy within SFU’s School of Resource and Environmental Management. Thomas’s research focuses on analyzing policies and measures that will decarbonize Canada’s industrial sectors classified as Emissions-Intensive and Trade-Exposed and assessing urban policies that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from personal transportation. Supporting his research, Thomas holds a SFU Graduate Dean’s Entrance Scholarship (GDES), a British Columbia Graduate Scholarship (BCGS), a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship—Doctoral Program (CGS-D) and participates as a PICS Scholar within an interdisciplinary team funded by a Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions Opportunity Project Program grant.
Thomas received his Bachelor of Arts (Honours with Distinction) in Economics and Master’s in Resource Management at SFU, specializing in Resource, Environmental and Ecological Economics, and climate policy design and implementation. His training and expertise includes the application of Energy-Economy-Emissions models for multiple sectors including industry, transportation, residential and commercial buildings, and the spatial aspects of land use in relation to urban energy systems.