Juvarya is Senior Advisor for the Green Ports Forum, where she is responsible for convening cities, port authorities, and other actors to reduce port and supply chain-related emissions and promote positive health and economic resilience across these sectors. She has extensive experience working at the intersection of green buildings, cleantech, climate risk and governance, sustainable finance, and economic development.
From 2010-2020, Juvarya was a key contributor to Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan, championing Green Economy Initiatives in her role with the Vancouver Economic Commission. She was responsible for shaping action research, initiating pilot projects, facilitating peer-to-peer learning, conceptualizing economic models, and orchestrating multi-stakeholder collaborations. She has also held leadership positions at the Canada Climate Law Initiative and with a public sector impact investing fund, InBC Investment.
Juvarya is passionate about bringing people together to shift perspectives and orchestrate change, and she earned an MBA from the University of British Columbia as well as a BA in Economics and Sustainable Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Originally from the UK with Pakistani heritage, Juvarya grew up in Saudi Arabia and now lives with her husband and two young children in a mountain town called Squamish in British Columbia, Canada.