Dr Tara Shine
Dr Tara Shine has dedicated over 20 years of her life to the pursuit of fairness between people and the planet.
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 has recently been announced 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. Tara’s book ‘How to Save Your Planet One Object at a Time’ will be published by Simon and Schuster in June 2020, and is a guide to sustainable living told through everyday objects.
Tara enjoys getting out into the wild to explore environmental issues first hand. At home in any context from the deserts of Mauritania to the rainforests of Borneo, Tara enjoys meeting people to hear their stories and lived experiences and to champion the solutions they need.
Tara has presented TV programmes including Brave New World with Stephen Hawking in 2011, the BBC’s Expedition Borneo and her discovery of Nile Crocodiles in West Africa was the subject of an acclaimed BBC 2 Natural World Documentary, Lost Crocodiles of the Pharaohs. More recently she presented A Wild Irish Year and Wild Cities for RTE
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