Based in the traditional and unceded territories of the Sinixt, Ktunaxa, and Syilx peoples, Seth (he/him) has been involved in Youth Climate Corps BC since 2021. A social activist for over 35 years, Seth’s activism started as a high school student in the peace movement, and in the anti-racism movement while attending university.
Seth Klein is the Team Lead and Director of Strategy of the Climate Emergency Unit (a 5-year project of the David Suzuki Institute that Seth launched in early 2021). Prior to that, he served for 22 years (1996-2018) as the founding British Columbia Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a public policy research institute committed to social, economic and environmental justice.
Seth is now a freelance policy consultant, speaker, researcher and writer, and author of A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency. Seth is a columnist with the National Observer, an adjunct professor with Simon Fraser University’s Urban Studies Program, and remains a research associate with the CCPA’s BC Office.
Seth grew up in Montreal, holds a BA in international relations and a B.Ed from the University of Toronto, and an MA in political science from Simon Fraser University.