In 2021 Fiona Koza (she/her/hers) joined the climate team at West Coast Environmental Law as the Climate Accountability Strategist. Prior to West Coast, Fiona worked at Amnesty International Canada for many years, campaigning for corporate accountability and climate justice.
Fiona’s passion for climate justice was ignited in the 1990s when she worked for Greenpeace Southeast Asia in the Philippines, supporting communities that were advocating for local renewable energy projects as alternatives to coal energy. It weighs heavily on her that those who are least responsible for causing climate change are going to bear the worst climate impacts – and indeed already do – and she believes the fossil fuel industry must be held accountable for its contribution to fueling the climate crisis.
Fiona founded the group Canadian Parents for Climate Action. She also worked for years as a consultant at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and was a Climate and Energy Campaigner at Greenpeace India. Fiona has a BSc in Environmental Chemistry from Queen’s University and an MSc in Environmental Management and Policy from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University in Sweden.
In her spare time, Fiona enjoys paddling, hiking and biking with her husband and their two daughters. She is grateful for the opportunity to live and work on Coast Salish territories.