Emily joined Bioregional in 2014 to work on income and project development. She also represents Bioregional internationally, working on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Emily has a varied role in Bioregional. She spends part of her time supporting the teams on project and income generation, and works directly with the Chief Executive on project development. She also works on Bioregional’s efforts to embed Sustainable Consumption and Production in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and represented Bioregional at the United Nations Intergovernmental Negotiations in New York. Emily serves as the Global NGO Focal Point for the Ten Year Framework of Programmes – a mechanism designed to support the implementation of Goal 12 – working alonsgide UNEP to help engage civil society. Emily also acts as focal point for Sustainable Consumption and Production for the Beyond 2015 campaign; a coalition of civil society organisations pushing for a strong and legitimate outcomes for the SDGs.
Before joining Bioregional, Emily worked with various community development NGOs and gained an MSc in Development Studies. Her research focused on the relationship between social justice and equity in the Gross National Happiness model of development for the government of Bhutan, from policy through to implementation. She has a Degree in Fine Art and is a trustee at the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development.
Emily spends her spare time crafting contemporary quilts, experimenting in the kitchen and exploring the South Downs.