Emily is the Climate and Ocean strategy lead within TNC’s Global Tackle Climate Change team. She leads the global effort to mainstream the values of ocean and coastal ecosystems to reduce climate risks through policy, science, partnerships and supports implementation in over 15 countries. This involves a broad portfolio including projects on blue carbon markets, incorporating the ocean into international policy agreements, community-based conservation and building out the global science and awareness of the role of the ocean for biodiversity and people. Emily is also the TNC representative for The Global Mangrove Alliance, Global Mangrove Watch, International Partnership for Blue Carbon, scientific member of the Blue Carbon Initiative and serves as an ocean focal lead on the UNFCCC’s Nairobi Work Program on Ocean and Adaptation.
Emily holds a graduate degree in Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation from University College London, with a focus on valuation methods of ecosystem services, and during her tenure she worked directly with the Zoological Society of London. She also holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Policy and Environmental Science. Her previous work experience includes the Global Ocean Commission, Pew Charitable Trusts and Rare.