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Justin Adams

Global Managing Director, Lands

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Justin Adams is the Global Managing Director for Lands at The Nature Conservancy, where he leads a broad team of Conservancy staff operating at the intersection of global development and environmental challenges, including sustainable agriculture, forests and climate change, smart infrastructure, and indigenous and communal conservation.

He believes passionately that we have to find new models to balance competing priorities for land including food security, sustainable energy production and sustainable livelihoods, while also conserving and restoring nature to deliver the critical ecosystem services on which all life depends.

Justin has spent more than 20 years championing innovation and sustainability. Most recently he has worked as a Senior Advisor to the World Bank where he helped design and raise $300 million for the BioCarbon Fund’s Initiative for Sustainable Forested Landscapes. He also served as a Senior Advisor to the Duke of Westminster’s new agricultural fund – Wheatsheaf Investments and built a boutique advisory business working with NGOs and companies on issues including palm oil expansion, restoring degraded lands, improving smallholder yields and sustainable bioenergy.

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Content produced by or featuring Justin

Bangladesh: Natural Solutions To Battle Climate Change – OpEd, Eurasia Review - March 13, 2018

Opinion: The EU must lead on natural climate solutions, Thomson Reuters Foundation - February 21, 2018

Bitcoin'i unutun, ağaç dikmek daha kârlı!, Dünya Gazetesi - February 13, 2018

Droni che piantano alberi: la tecnologia che aiuta il pianeta, Green.it (Blog) - February 7, 2018

These 14 businesses are growing money on trees, GreenBiz - January 25, 2018

En Colombia, agricultores podrían incrementar su producción y reducir emisiones de carbono, HSB Noticias - December 7, 2017

Pour des solutions naturelles au réchauffement climatique, Les Échos - December 4, 2017

Soluciones naturales al cambio climático, La Nación Costa Rica - December 1, 2017

Embrace natural solutions for climate change problem, The Japan Times - November 24, 2017

Pour des solutions climatiques naturelles au réchauffement climatique, Médias 24 - November 24, 2017

Natural Solutions to Climate Change, Project Syndicate - November 22, 2017

Hay que invertir más en los bosques para frenar el cambio climático, Ambientum - November 9, 2017

Los estados desprecian con sus inversiones la capacidad de los bosques para frenar el cambio climático, El Diario - November 7, 2017 

COP23 de Bonn : après l'engagement, l'heure du passage à l'acte, L'Energeek - November 2, 2017

Temuan Baru, Peran Indonesia Dalam Pengurangan Emisi Gas..., Klik Samarinda (Siaran Pers) - November 1, 2017

La solution la plus efficace face à la crise climatique : planter des abres, UP Magazine - October 23, 2017

Planting trees could cut emissions as much as quitting oil, USA TODAY - October 19, 2017

Solusi Alami Kendalikan Pemanasan Global di Indonesia, Harian Ekonomi Neraca - October 19, 2017

Soluzioni naturali per abbattere le emissioni inquinanti nell'aria, Il Sole 24 Ore - October 19, 2017

La natura è il modo più economico per battere il cambiamento climatico, Greenreport: economia ecologica e sviluppo sostenibile - October 17, 2017

Dengan Menjaga Lahan Gambut, Indonesia Dapat Kurangi..., Okezone - October 17, 2017

Better Land Use Vital to Beating Climate Change, Courthouse News Service - October 16, 2017

Opinion: Stopping the cycle of dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond, Treehugger - July 19, 2017

Opinion: Renewables are taking off — but we still have to plan them sustainably, Devex - July 10, 2017

Nature a Powerful Force to Fight Climate Change, U.S. News & World Report - July 5, 2017

Humankind can't see the wood for the trees when it comes to clean air, Irish Examiner - March 27, 2017

World can't afford the price of deforestation, The Japan Times - March 22, 2017

How the forestry sector can add $120 billion to global GDP, GreenBiz - May 9, 2017

Rebuilding the World's Forests, Project Syndicate - March 20, 2017

Wooden 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steel, Reuters - February 22, 2017

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Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinCMAdams

Justin Adams is the Managing Director for Global Lands at The Nature Conservancy, where he leads a broad team of Conservancy staff operating at the intersection of global development and environmental challenges, including sustainable agriculture, forests and climate change, smart infrastructure, and indigenous and communal conservation.

He believes passionately that we have to find new models to balance competing priorities for land including food security, sustainable energy production and sustainable livelihoods, while also conserving and restoring nature to deliver the critical ecosystem services on which all life depends.

Justin has spent more than 20 years championing innovation and sustainability. Most recently he has worked as a Senior Advisor to the World Bank where he helped design and raise $300 million for the BioCarbon Fund’s Initiative for Sustainable Forested Landscapes. He also served as a Senior Advisor to the Duke of Westminster’s new agricultural fund – Wheatsheaf Investments and built a boutique advisory business working with NGOs and companies on issues including palm oil expansion, restoring degraded lands, improving smallholder yields and sustainable bioenergy.

Previously, Justin was a senior executive at BP for 10 years where he helped to build its $8 billion renewables division, Alternative Energy. As Vice President of Strategy and Innovation, he created and led BP’s corporate venture arm – BP Ventures – managing an investment portfolio of $150 million across 30 entrepreneurial companies. He also consolidated and led BP’s carbon-related activities (including carbon capture & storage and REDD) under the banner of Carbon Solutions. In his previous role as Director Long-Term Technology and Innovation, he helped establish a number of pioneering public-private technology and innovation initiatives and partnerships in China, India, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Justin is a Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford and is also completing a role as Chairman of Mendel Plant Sciences. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Bath, in the United Kingdom.

Contact

Kirsten Weymouth-Ullman
Phone: 703-841-5371
E-mail: kullman@tnc.org

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Areas of Expertise

  • Alternative Energy
  • Land Conservation
  • Food Security

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