Director, Operations and Climate Change
Jim Vanderwal is the Director responsible for Fraser Basin Council Operations and for overseeing the Climate Change and Air Quality Program.
Jim has held progressively senior roles at the Council since 1999, developing new initiatives related to river management, stakeholder engagement, energy and emissions planning, climate change adaptation, green fleet management and clean energy development.
Jim was the lead staff person in the development of E3 Fleet, Canada’s green fleet certification program and various other clean transportation initiatives, including Plug in BC, which supports electric vehicle uptake throughout BC. He also has worked extensively with local governments and First Nations to develop and implement clean energy and climate adaptation initiatives.
Jim completed a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and worked in research and development capacities in the telecommunications sector. He completed a M.Sc. in Resource Management from the University of British Columbia, specializing in the development of public processes that link technical research with broad public engagement.