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Speaker: Geoff Garver

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Geoff is adjunct professor on environmental and sustainability topics at McGill and Concordia universities in Montreal. He directed the Montreal International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas in 2012.

Geoff Garver is an adjunct professor on interdisicplinary studies topics related to the environment and sustainability at McGill University and Concordia University. He also coordinates law and governance research for the Economics for the Anthropocene Partnership ( and is on the steering committee of the Ecological Law and Governance Association ( He completed his PhD in 2016, on the thesis “Law for the Anthropocene: An adaptive eco-bounded legal system for a mutually enhancing human-Earth relationship.” He has a B.S. (chemical engineering) from Cornell University (1982), a J.D. cum laude from Michigan Law School (1987), and an LL.M. from McGill University (2011). From 2000-2007, he was Director of Submissions on Enforcement Matters at the Commission for Environmental Cooperation. He has also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. District Judge Conrad Cyr. Geoff co-authored Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy (2009), and has several published articles and book chapters. He was raised in a Quaker family in the countryside south of Buffalo, New York.