Emily Farnworth

Director, Centre for Climate Engagement, University of Cambridge

Emily Farnworth is the Director of the Centre for Climate Engagement at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Hughes Hall.
She has over 25 years of experience working with businesses, governments and non-profit organizations to support the transition to a low-carbon economy and has worked across multi-stakeholder groups and within specific industry sectors to collaborate on solutions to tackle climate change.
She was previously the Head of Climate Initiatives at the World Economic Forum, where she was involved in setting up the Climate Governance Initiative (now hosted at the Centre for Climate Engagement), the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders, the Mission Possible Partnership and the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance.
Previously, she worked in environmental consultancy firms including ERM and URS, non-profit organization The Climate Group and ran her own social enterprise focussed on climate action research and campaigning.
She continues to stay engaged in a range of organizations working to accelerate climate action. She is a member of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition Advisory Group, a member of the University of Cambridge Sustainability Committee and a Cambridge Zero Fellow. She holds a Masters in Environmental Science, Management and Law from Brunel University, London.

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