Olivia Freeman

UBC IRES MSc. Student
UBC Bridge Fellow

BSc. Natural Resource Conservation, UBC (2009)

Thesis Title: Carbon Credit Methodology for Cookstoves: Tradeoffs for Climate and Health?

Supervisor: Dr. Hisham Zerriffi, Liu Institute for Global Issues

Area of Interest and Research:
With a background in forest ecology, resource management and development studies, my interests lie in combining the fields of resource management and international development. I am interested in how to manage resources sustainably while simultaneously reducing poverty and promoting sustainable development.

My research focuses on the implications that carbon credit certification has on cookstove programs and consequently on climate and health benefits related to improved cookstoves in developing countries.