Lauren Gifford, PhD


I am a critical geographer exploring the intersections of global climate change policy, conservation, markets and justice. My work asks how, and by whom, climate and conservation policies are enacted. Recently I've been studying the use of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology to verify carbon offsets.

I am a Research Affiliate at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and I teach an introductory political ecology course in CU’s Department of Geography.