Joanna Dafoe is a Master of Environmental Science candidate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and research assistant for the GEM Initiative. Her master's research focuses on the role of business actors in the context of Canadian climate policy. In addition to pursuing her MESc, Joanna also works as a writer for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin and consultant for the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Prior to joining Yale, Joanna served on the Canadian Government Delegation to the 16th and 17th United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development as a civil society representative. Joanna received her Hon. B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies and Environmental Policy from the University of Toronto.
David Emmerman is a Program Assistant for the Climate Change and Private Authority programs, and is currently a master's degree candidate at Yale's School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. David focuses on energy systems, and his research looks at the interplay between social movements and energy policy instrument design. David also works for the Yale Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, and served as an organizational representative at the 2012 United Nations climate change negotiations (COP-18) in Doha, Qatar. Before coming to Yale, he was awarded a 2011-2012 Fulbright Research Fellowship to conduct a study of feed-in tariff policy for renewable energy in Portugal, and he has previously worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Environmental Studies from Amherst College.