Ryan Bartlett

Director, Climate Risk Management & Resilience

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Ryan directs WWF’s program managing and building resilience to a world of ever-increasing climate risks. He coordinates with our global network of offices and a broad array of stakeholders and partners, from local communities to governments and the private sector, translating climate science to support policy development, planning, and local action in conservation landscapes around the world. He is currently working to tackle our climate crisis through engagement with internal WWF teams and external partners to drive improved planning and implementation of nature-based solutions and sustainable infrastructure that build resilience for people and nature in a world of growing weather extremes.

Prior to joining WWF, Ryan worked in international water policy and economics for the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University. He received his master's degree from Duke in Environmental Management, focusing on climate change adaptation, international water policy and environmental economics and policy.

Originally from Reno, Nevada, Ryan grew up developing a deep appreciation for nature backpacking, skiing, and hiking in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains and throughout the public lands of the American west. He lives in Washington, DC.

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  • Master’s of Environmental Management (MEM), Duke University
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), University of Nevada, Reno

Areas of Expertise

  • Climate change adaptation and resilience
  • Climate vulnerability assessment
  • Water resource management and policy
  • Environmental economics and policy
  • Climate-smart conservation
  • Capacity building and training



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