Christa Anderson

Director of Climate Science and Carbon Metrics, Climate Change

Christa Anderson
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Dr. Christa Anderson has 15 years of experience working on conservation, climate change, land use, and forests. She is a primary developer of the Forest, Land, and Agriculture work under Science-Based Targets Initiative.

Prior to WWF’s climate team, Christa a research fellow in WWF’s Global Science team. She previously worked on climate change programs at the World Bank and in International Programs at the US Forest Service. She has developed environment programs and worked in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Indonesia, and Peru.

Christa has published in scientific journals including Science, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, and Environmental Science and Technology; she is also a contributing author to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. Her work has been covered in popular media outlets such as The Washington Post and NPR’s Science Friday. 

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Director of Climate Science and Carbon Metrics


  • Ph.D. in environment and resources from Stanford University
  • MESc from Yale University
  • B.A. in environmental studies and history from Yale University

Areas of Expertise

  • Climate change, land use, and mitigation
  • Intersection of environmental science and policy
  • Conservation issues