Global Climate Lead Scientist
Dr. Stephanie Roe is the Global Climate Lead Scientist at World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Previously, Dr. Roe was at Climate Focus where she led research on climate and sustainable land-use science and developed related strategies and projects with governments, NGOs, private sector and local communities in over 20 countries. She also worked with the United Nations to address deforestation in Indonesia and advised Fortune 500 companies and cities on climate strategies at The Climate Group. Her research on land-based climate mitigation, 1.5ºC sectoral pathways, nature and food systems transformations, and the response of terrestrial ecosystems to climate change has been published in leading journals. Dr. Roe is also a Lead Author of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report on Climate Change Mitigation, and is a member of the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) Technical Council. Dr. Roe holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia, a M.E.M. in Ecosystem Science from Duke University, and a B.A. from San Diego State University.