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Jonathan Dickinson

Lecturer; Practice Leader, Sustainability and Energy, WSP USA

Jonathan Dickinson is a consultant with more than 19 years of environmental and sustainability experience in the government, not-for-profit, health care, and academic sectors. He is a Practice Leader in the Sustainability and Energy division at WSP, a global engineering and professional services firm, where he leads WSP’s Sustainable Cities practice, and is a Lecturer at Columbia University’s Master of Science in Sustainability Management program, where he designed and teaches a course on greenhouse gas emissions accounting and mitigation strategies.

Prior to joining WSP, Dickinson worked as a consultant providing third-party greenhouse gas emissions verification, sustainability strategy, and greenhouse gas emissions inventory development services to corporate and public sector clients. For 12 years, he served as a sustainability policy advisor in the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York City, developing and implementing the city’s carbon mitigation and climate resilience initiatives as part of New York’s comprehensive sustainability plan, PlaNYC, and developing the methodology for and completing seven annual New York City greenhouse gas emissions inventories.

Dickinson previously served as the Deputy Director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Environmental Coordination, where he focused on climate change policy, brownfields redevelopment, and environmental impact analysis, and worked for several years in the environmental education field.

Education

  • M.M.A., University of Rhode Island
  • B.A., Hobart College