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Governing Body Fellow

Emily Farnworth is Director of the Centre for Climate Engagement at 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).

Previously she worked in environmental consultancy firms including ERM and URS, non-profit organisation The Climate Group and ran her own social enterprise focused on climate action research and campaigning. She continues to stay engaged in a range of organisations working to accelerate climate action.

Emily is chair of the RE100 Advisory Committee, a member of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition Advisory Group and a member of the We Mean Business Grants Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the University of Cambridge Sustainability Committee. Emily holds a Masters in Environmental Science, Management and Law from Brunel University, London.