Al Douglas is a distinguished expert in climate change, climate science, change impact, vulnerability, and risk assessments. His expertise also encompasses policy development and adaptation planning within the natural resource sectors. In 2016, Al co-chaired Adaptation Canada 2016, marking Canada’s inaugural national symposium on climate change adaptation in over a decade. He served on Canada’s Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Results.
As part of the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative, Al collaborates with Climate Risk Institute (CRI) colleagues Pablo Rodriguez, Anna Zaytseva, and Elvis Asong from Climalogik. Together, they work closely with Cameroon’s National Observatory on Climate Change (ONACC), aiming to bolster ONACC’s capacity in climate data collection, modeling, and processing for enhanced information dissemination.
As President of the Climate Risk Institute, Al has spearheaded the development and dissemination of adaptation resources to both domestic and international decision-makers since 2002. He has overseen two regional vulnerability assessments in Ontario and co-authored an ecosystems vulnerability assessment guidebook for the province. Al has contributed to previous National Assessments on climate change impact and adaptation, additionally serving as an esteemed expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Al holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry, has an MBA, and is a Chartered Chemist (Ontario).