Georgia Piggot is a Staff Scientist, based in the Seattle office of SEI’s US Center. She is an environmental sociologist with more than 10 years of experience in research, teaching and public policy on climate change and sustainability.
Since joining SEI in 2016, Georgia’s work has primarily focused on two facets of climate mitigation policy: aligning fossil fuel supply with agreed climate goals, and low-carbon transitions at an urban scale. Her research interests lie in the social and institutional dimensions of these climate mitigation challenges.
Prior to joining SEI, Georgia researched and taught on climate change and natural resource issues in the Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. She has also worked on sustainable development projects at the University of Brighton, and helped deliver biodiversity and climate policy for the State Government of Victoria, Australia.
Georgia holds a B.Sc. in Ecology from the University of Otago, a Master of Environmental Management from the University of Queensland, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of British Columbia.