Shaughn McArthur leads Nature United's work with federal government, Indigenous advocacy organizations and institutions, multi-lateral agencies and other partners in advancing policy and funding to support our Natural Climate Solutions and Indigenous-led conservation goals.
He has significant experience working with governments, policy makers, civil society groups and thought leaders in Canada and around the world. Most recently Shaughn served as Policy and Strategy Analyst with International Development Research Centre. Prior to that, as a member of CARE International’s Climate Change and Resilience Platform, Shaughn co-led evidence-based advocacy on climate-induced displacement, climate disaster risk insurance, and the intersection between climate change and conflict. He previously served as a policy advisor at the Senate of Canada, where he supported milestone Committee studies on Canadian foreign policy and the adoption of Canada’s Magnitsky, or Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials, Act.
He has served as the Green Party of Canada’s Shadow Minister for International Affairs and Defense and ran as the Green Party Candidate for the riding of Pontiac, Quebec, during Canada’s 44th General Election.
An avid whitewater paddler, mountaineer, and backcountry skier, Shaughn lives in Wakefield, Qc., with his wife, two children, PitLab sidekick and nine laying hens.