Lauren Gifford

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Lauren Gifford is a critical human-environment geographer exploring the intersections of global climate change policy, conservation, markets and justice. Her work asks how, and by whom, climate and conservation policies are enacted. Recently she's been studying climate finance and climate tech, particularly as they relate to carbon offsets.

Dr. Gifford is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Arizona’s School of Geography, Development and Environment, researching earth system governance, transformations, and safe and just climate adaptation with Dr. Diana Liverman, the Earth Commission, and the IPCC. She holds a PhD in Geography from University of Colorado, Boulder.