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Lynn Scarlett

Co-Chief External Affairs Officer

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Lynn Scarlett is the Co-Chief External Affairs Officer at The Nature Conservancy. In this role, she influences climate and nature-based solutions policy—in the United States and the 72 countries in which the Conservancy influences conservation.

Climate change is one of the world’s most urgent challenges and an immediate risk to our communities, economies, and to our conservation mission.  Lynn believes that practical, innovative solutions can create a prosperous, low-carbon future that is cleaner, healthier, and more secure for everyone and that nature-based solutions are an essential component of controlling carbon pollution and protecting against climate impacts.  

Most recently, she was the Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Lynn also served at Interior as the Acting Secretary of the Interior in 2006.

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Content produced by and featuring Lynn

Omnibus rejects big EPA cuts, hikes Energy and Interior funds, E&E - March 22, 2018

Budget Deal Increases Wildfire Disaster Funding By $2 Billion Annually, Huffington Post - March 22, 1018

Trump Made It Easier for Oil Companies to Get Away With Killing Migratory Birds, Mother Jones - January 29, 2018

Trump administration rolls back protections for migratory birds, drawing bipartisan condemnation, Grist - January 26, 2018

Zinke says science is key to agency shake-up. Is he sincere?, Climatewire - January 18, 2018

Third White House panel scrapped amid Trump-Charlottesville controversy, The Guardian - August 7, 2017

Just don't call it 'climate change', Business Insider - June 30, 2017

Opinion: Infrastructure investments must prioritize the Colorado River, one of the hardest-working rivers in the world, Washington Examiner - June 07, 2017

Paris Exit Removes Last Check on Trump's Climate Reversals, Bloomberg - June 1, 2017

What will the world look like if the U.S. bails on the Paris climate deal?, PBS News Hour - May 31, 2017

The new range war, Christian Science Monitor - May 7, 2018

Climate Converts: The Conservatives Who Are Switching Sides on Warming, Yale Environment 360 - March 30, 2017

Trump Begins to Map Out $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan, Wall Street Journal - March 8, 2017

Elon Musk, other business leaders to talk infrastructure with Trump Wednesday, CNN Money - March 8, 2017

Trump talks infrastructure with Musk, developers, Reuters - March 8, 2017

Trump tiptoes toward bipartisan outreach, Politico - March 18, 2017

Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as interior secretary, Politico - March 1, 2017

Blog: Making the Switch: Smart Technology and Grid Reform for the 21st Century, Triple Pundit - January 13th, 2017

Blog: Nature’s solutions for infrastructure problems, The Hill - November 8, 2016

Investing in Green: Corporate Strategies That Address Environmental Sustainability, 4-traders - June 1, 2016

Clearing the Air, China Now Leads World in Clean Energy, Live Science - April 6, 2016

REDD+ on the radar for airlines as green groups urge ICAO to steer clear of offsets, Carbon Pulse - April 4, 2016

Obama memo could spur 'pay to play' permitting -- Murkowski, E&E - March 16, 2016

Blog - State of the Environment 2016, Environmental Business Journal - February 10, 2016

Energy Evolves as 4th Industrial Revolution Looks to Nature, Live Science - February 1, 2016

Seeing a New Resolution on Climate Change in 2016, Triple Pundit - January 15, 2016

A new generation of water management, The Hill - January 6, 2016

Publications

Follow Lynn on Twitter @LynnScarlett1

Lynn Scarlett is the Co-Chief External Affairs Officer at The Nature Conservancy. In this role, she influences climate and nature-based solutions policy—in the United States and the 69 countries in which the Conservancy influences conservation.

Climate change is one of the world’s most urgent challenges and an immediate risk to our communities, economies, and to our conservation mission. Lynn believes that practical, innovative solutions can create a prosperous, low-carbon future that is cleaner, healthier, and more secure for everyone and that nature-based solutions are an essential component of controlling carbon pollution and protecting against climate impacts.

Most recently, she was the Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Lynn also served at Interior as the Acting Secretary of the Interior in 2006.

While Interior’s Deputy Secretary, Lynn initiated and chaired the Department’s Cooperative Conservation Working Group and its first-ever Climate Change Task Force. She established the Interior’s Ocean and Coastal Activities office to coordinate cross-departmental ocean and coastal work. She chaired the nation’s Wildland Fire Leadership Council. She served on the Executive Committee of the President’s Management Council.

Lynn is author or co-author of publications on climate change adaptation; ecosystem services; large landscape conservation; and science and decision making.

She chairs the Science Advisory Board of NOAA, co-chairs the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives Council established in 2014 by the U.S. Department of the Interior, and co-chairs the National Academy of Sciences Sustainability Roundtable. She also served on the US Global Change Research Program Committee and is a co-convening lead author of the National Climate Assessment.

She is on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara. She also serves on the boards of trustees of the National Wildlife Refuge Association and is a member of the Coordinating Council of the Practitioners’ Network for Large Landscape Conservation.

Lynn received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she also completed her Ph.D. coursework and exams in political science and political economy.

Contact

Angela Olson Campbell
Phone: +1(703)841-5368
E-mail: angela.campbell@tnc.org

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