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Dr Tara Shine

Changes by degrees, educating and inspiring people to live more sustainably.

Individual action can seem insignificant in the face of global crises like climate change. Dr Shine will draw on her experience as a climate adviser and negotiator, a woman in STEM, a science communicator, author and social entrepreneur to share her ideas on how each of us can have a positive impact on society and our planet. With stories from her travels around the world Tara will bring the issues facing our planet to life and inspire each of us to play our part with practical advice for everyday change. 

Dr Tara Shine spent 20 years as an international climate change negotiator and adviser to governments and world leaders on environmental policy. She was Special Adviser to the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice and The Elders before setting up Change by Degrees. Tara is Chair of the Board of the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) and a member of faculty and lead facilitator for the visibility stream of Homeward Bound, a global leadership programme for women in science. She is co-facilitator of the Structured Expert Dialogue (SED) of the 2nd Periodic Review under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, a process to monitor progress and enhance delivery on Paris Agreement goals.

Tara is a science communicator and TV presenter and author of ‘How to Save Your Planet One Object At A Time’ published in April 2020 by Simon and Schuster. She presented the prestigious 2020 Royal Institution Christmas Lecture which aired in December.