Dr Tara Shine has 20 years’ experience working in the fields of climate change, environment and development. She approaches the subject as an environmental scientist and from the perspective of the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation on people and their rights. Her focus is on solutions that are fair and that benefit all people regardless of their level of development.
Tara is Special Adviser to the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice and also advises governments, multilateral agencies and civil society organisations on climate change, environmental policy and development assistance. She knows the inside world of the international climate change negotiations as well as the role that business and politics play in the complex geopolitics of climate change and biodiversity conservation. Dr Shine holds a BSc in Environmental Science and a PhD in Geography from the University of Ulster. She has contributed to research, policy and teaching in countries in Africa, Asia and Europe.