George Benson

Co-founder, Climate Migrants and Refugees Project

George P.R. Benson is a resilience thinker and practitioner working on climate displacement, urban planning, and economic resilience. He has worked in Canada, the Philippines, and Bangladesh. He is a Co-founder of the Climate Migrants and Refugees Project, and has sat on the British Columbian planning association’s Climate Action Task Force, the Canadian planning association’s International Committee, and the American Planning Association’s national leadership. He has served as a Canadian delegate and a civil society representative at United Nations events, such as HABITAT III and the 2013 UN High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development.