Glynis Lough

Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Affiliate and Director, PEERS (Practitioner Exchange for Effective Response to Sea Level Rise)
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Glynis Lough works with AGCI to advance collaborative learning processes that accelerate climate solutions. Glynis directs the Practitioner Exchange for Effective Response to Sea Level Rise (PEERS), the first global collaborative led by practitioners working across boundaries to proactively address the risks of sea level rise and related coastal hazards. In this role, she supports regional staff and practitioners on the ground to co-develop practical, vetted, real-world knowledge to address coastal hazards. She is also the director of the Science for Climate Action Network, a national network of leading scientists and practitioners who apply science to support climate adaptation, mitigation, and resilience solutions.

Throughout her work, Glynis seeks to solve complicated issues by centering humans’ lived experiences and co-developing knowledge to achieve meaningful outcomes. With a background in engineering, Glynis brings a wealth of experience in air quality, climate change, food systems, social justice, public health, and conservation to all her work with AGCI. Previous positions Glynis held include Vice President, Grantmaking for the National Geographic Society; Deputy Director and Research Director, Food & Environment Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists; and Chief of Staff for the National Climate Assessment with the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Earlier, she served as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the U.S. EPA Office of Air, Office of Policy Analysis and Review.

In her free time, Glynis enjoys hiking and exploring outdoors and raising too many plants indoors.


PhD, Environmental Chemistry and Technology, University of Wisconsin–Madison
BS, Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University