Tara Shine

Tara Shine

Dr Tara Shine, CEO Change by Degrees 

A specialist on climate change, the environment and development, Dr Shine has 20 years’ experience advising leaders, governments, multilateral agencies and civil society. An experienced policy adviser and climate negotiator, Dr Shine has worked with organisations including Irish Aid, the Irish government’s programme for overseas development; the Swedish Development Agency (Sida); the OECD; the World Bank; The Elders and the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice.

Tara is motivated by the need to create and realise a positive vision for the future, based on respect for rights, sustainability and equity. She is currently Co-CEO and co-founder of the award-winning business Change by Degrees, which advises businesses, communities and organisations on sustainability. Tara is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Institute for Environment and Development and a member of faculty of Homeward Bound, a global leadership programme for women in science. She is co-facilitator of the Structured Expert Dialogue (SED) of the 2nd Periodic Review under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, a process to monitor progress and enhance delivery on Paris Agreement goals.

Tara is a science communicator and TV presenter and presented the 2020 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. She is also an author of ‘How to Save Your Planet One Object At A Time’ published by Simon and Schuster. Tara won Network Ireland Businesswoman of the Year Award 2021 in the STEM Category.

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