Adam Moscoe is Policy Advisor in the International Affairs Branch at Environment and Climate Change Canada, having previously served as Policy Advisor to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada. His current focus is Canada-China cooperation on environment, climate change, and clean technology, as well as the environmental dimensions of international trade. Prior experience includes serving at Global Affairs Canada’s International Humanitarian Assistance directorate, the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in Geneva – where he specialized in humanitarian and refugee affairs – and Public Safety Canada’s National Security Policy directorate. Adam’s interest in global governance stems from his engagement in advancing human rights, including experiences in the Office of the Hon. Irwin Cotler, assisting a legal aid clinic in Rwanda, and volunteering with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity, under the chairmanship of LGen Senator (ret'd) Roméo Dallaire.
Passionate about cross-sector collaboration, Adam is Curator of the Global Shapers (Ottawa Hub), an initiative of the World Economic Forum, and is co-chair of the SHAPE North America 2017 Summit. He is an Ambassador of Young Diplomats of Canada and serves on the boards of the Tamir Foundation of Ottawa, which empowers individuals with developmental disabilities, and the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival. Adam is highly engaged in Jewish community life, and he initiates interfaith exchange and collaboration, including as past chair of Holocaust Education Month in Ottawa.
A recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Adam was named one of Canada's "Top 20 Under 20" in 2011. He holds an MA from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, completed in part at Sciences Po (Paris School of International Affairs). He was valedictorian of his undergraduate and high school graduating classes.