Aldyen Donnelly

Since 1996, Aldyen Donnelly has been the President of GEMCo, the Greenhouse Emissions Management Consortium.

GEMCo is a not-for profit corporation formed by Canadian energy companies to demonstrate industry leadership in the development of market-based approaches to greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions management. GEMCo’s mandate has been to develop greenhouse gas emission offsetting projects and “emission reduction credit” transactions for member investment. As a result of this work both Aldyen Donnelly and the members of the consortium have developed notions of the GHG “world” that are quite different from what they were before this experience.

From 1994 to 1996, Aldyen served as the Senior Economist in Westcoast Energy Inc.’s Sustainable Development Office. Reporting to the Chair of the Westcoast’s Sustainable Development Council, Ms. Donnelly participated in the development and implementation of environmental and sustainable development policy, including; (1) the integration of environmental management and emerging energy business strategies; (2) environmental issues management; (3) sustainable development education and training.

From 1989 to 1994, Ms. Donnelly led an independent consulting practice that specialised in: environmental technology evaluation and marketing; public policy and program evaluation; and new technology business financing. Prior to 1989, Aldyen spent 8 years as a general management consultant in with various KPMG affiliates and served in line management positions in the energy and corporate communications sectors.

Memberships & Affiliations

1997 – 2002 Member, Board of Governors, Vancouver School of Theology
1995 – 1999 Environmental Project Grants Committee, Vancouver Foundation
1994 – 1998 Member (chair for 1996/97), City of Vancouver Planning Commission
1994 – 1999 Science Advisory Board, Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada Institute of Ocean Sciences
1994 – 1996 Chair, Environment Task Force, Vancouver Board of Trade
1994 – 1995 Public Governor, Vancouver Stock Exchange
1993 – 1995 Member, Business Council of British Columbia, Economic Advisory
1993 – 1997 Industry Advisory Board, Sustainable Development Research Institute, University of British Columbia
1992 – 1996 Founding Director, Canadian Environmental Technology Advancement Corporation (CETAC-West)


B.A. (Economics), UBC; graduate studies in Epidemiology, UBC
Graduate studies, School of Health Care and Epidemiology, UBC

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