Audrey Wagner

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As Programme Coordinator at the Nature-based Solutions Initiative, I am responsible for coordinating and overseeing a variety of projects and programmes, including leading our international policy work stream, working on climate-biodiversity interlinkages and on the interactive global map of NbS case studies. I am one of the organisers of the upcoming NbS Conference 2024, and co-led the organisation of the NbS Conference 2022. I also organised and led the Oxford delegation at the CBD COP15.

With nearly ten years of experience working and studying in the field of environment and sustainability, my interdisciplinary background blends nature-based solutions, climate change studies, plant ecology and biology with sustainable food systems expertise. I hold an MSc. in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford, and a BSc. in Environment and Food Production, with a minor in International Agriculture from McGill University in Canada. Particularly interested in Latin America, I focused my Masters dissertation research on payments for ecosystems services and indigenous sovereignty in the Peruvian Amazon. Previously, I completed research and internships in Panama, Cuba, Belize, and India, among others, with organisations such as the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). I am well-versed in permaculture and regenerative agriculture, holding a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC). I am passionate about using nature-based solutions to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation, reversing biodiversity loss and achieving equitable livelihoods for all people.

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