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Clare Shakya

Global Managing Director of Climate

Charlbury, OXON, UK

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Clare Shakya Clare is the Global Managing Director of Climate for The Nature Conservancy. © Mike Goldwater

Areas of Expertise

Climate change, energy, natural resource management



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Clare has more than 30 years of global experience in climate change, energy and natural resource management. Her experience includes seven years at the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) leading the climate group and 15 years with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) leading first Asia and then the Africa Division’s climate change response. Clare has deep experience working with Least Developed Countries and has focused much of her career advancing priorities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Clare received her BSc in environmental science and development studies from University of East Anglia and her MSc in forestry and its relation to land use from Oxford. As global managing director of climate at TNC, Clare leads the Climate team as it executes on TNC’s vision for achieving TNC’s 2030 climate goals. Clare is from the UK and speaks Nepali, Swahili and Spanish.

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