Dr Tara Shine is an expert in the field of climate change and climate justice with a passion for communicating her science and her positive vision for the future. She has advised world leaders, governments, multilateral agencies and civil society organisations on climate change, environmental policy and development assistance. Formerly Special Advisor to the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice and Adviser to The Elders, Tara is the incoming Chair of the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED). She knows the inside world of the international climate change negotiations as well as the role that business plays in shaping and delivering sustainable development.
Tara is Co-Founder and Director of the award winning social enterprise, Change by Degrees, which educates and inspires people at home, at work and in their community to live more sustainably.