George Patrick Richard Benson

Global Shaper, Vancouver Hub

George Patrick Richard Benson an urban planner and writer in Vancouver, Canada, where he works on strategic initiatives related to clean energy, transportation, social impact finance, and telecommunications. He has worked in Canada and abroad, spending time in Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Hong Kong. He has served as a Canadian national delegate and a civil society representative at United Nations events, such as HABITAT III and the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development. He currently sits on the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC)'s Climate Action Task Force, is involved in trans-boundary collaboration between sub-national governments in Canada and the US, and is a founding member of the Climate Migrants and Refugees Project. George is passionately dedicated to a sustainable, just world.

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