I am a concerned human, who also happens to be an atmospheric, climate and earth observation scientist with extensive experience in various experimental and modelling disciplines. I am politically active due to witnessing years of inaction on climate change with growing inequities such as poverty, gaps in healthcare, lack of affordable housing and homelessness, with growing systemic injustices and climate impacts.
With unprecedented wildfires, heat waves, poor air quality, droughts, and floods occurring here in BC, I am involved in addressing these issues with my position in the BC Greens policy committee towards with changing the status quo for a sustainable future. As a Councillor-at-Large representing Vancouver, I will extend existing these efforts with the BC Greens team, collaborate with the Vancouver Greens, municipal authorities, local communities to actively understand, address and resolve local issues for our city and BC.
I have more than twenty years of research experience, which includes grassroots advocacy on issues of climate change and environmental degradation. I aim for holistic understanding and meaningful action. As a result, I have a record of delivering results to both local and global communities which have high and sustainable impact. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Dr. Farrukh Chishtie (he/him) is an atmospheric, climate and earth observation scientist with extensive experience in various experimental and modelling disciplines. Holding three Master degrees and two PhDs in Applied Mathematics and Education with specialization in environment and sustainability, he has more than twenty years of research experience. Along with grassroots advocacy on issues of climate change and environmental degradation across the globe, he aims for holistic understanding and meaningful action.
His areas of expertise and active research are climate science and policy, climate adaptation and mitigation. He was a member of the Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) validation project by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) in collaboration with NASA. He is a climate expert with the University of British Columbia (UBC) Sustainability Hub where he raises awareness on climate change across departments. He is also pursuing a doctoral degree in rehabilitation sciences at UBC with thesis dissertation focused on developing inclusive care programs for COVID-19 and future epidemics and pandemics. He is the president and founder of the non-profit Peaceful Society, Science and Innovation Foundation based in Vancouver, which aims to promote science and technology for peaceful and humane ends (www.peacefulsocietyscience.org).
He holds visiting scientist and faculty positions at Environment and Climate Change Canada, the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN), the University of Toronto, the University of Western Ontario. He is the Green Party of Canada's Deputy Critic on Climate Change and a policy committee member for the BC Greens Party.