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Charlotte Hicks

Programme Officer | Climate Change and Biodiversity

Charlotte’s role is to implement and assist with projects and activities that support decision making on biodiversity and climate change policy, including Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) and ecosystem-based adaptation. This includes proposal development, capacity-building, and technical support to project partners and stakeholders for initiatives that support progress towards national and international policy objectives in the fields of biodiversity and climate change.

Previous experience & expertise

Charlotte’s academic background is in international relations, political science and Chinese studies. She has professional experience working in non-government and government organizations in conservation, sustainable development and policy advice in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Charlotte’s recent roles include working as an independent environmental consultant in China and Southeast Asia, and working with the International Union for Conservation of Nature in China and Lao PDR on forest law enforcement; governance and trade; business and biodiversity; wetlands; and climate change.

Recent work by Charlotte Hicks

Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: Strengthening the evidence and informing policy |

Charlotte helps to deliver UNEP-WCMC’s component of this project. A partnership with IIED and IUCN, the project aims to show climate change policy-makers when and why EbA is effective– the conditions under which it works, and the benefits, costs and limitations of natural systems compared to other options– and promote the better integration of EbA principles into policy and planning.

Support to the Mongolia UN-REDD Programme |

Charlotte provides technical support to the Mongolia National UN-REDD Programme and its partners, with a focus on the development of spatial decision-support tools for REDD+ planning that enhances multiple benefits and reduces risks.