Claire Beckstead

Leader, Community Energy
City of Calgary

Claire is passionate about helping cities and communities translate the overwhelming problem of climate change into tangible solutions on the ground. For the last 15 years, she has been working with leading local governments in Alberta, BC, Ontario, and the Yukon to develop and implement creative solutions to the challenges of energy and climate change. She currently leads a team of diverse professionals as the Leader of the Community Energy team at the City of Calgary working to reduce city-wide GHG emissions in Calgary. She has been involved with the Energy Futures Lab since 2017 and she’s looking forward to contributing in her new role as Ambassador. Claire holds a Masters of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo.