Rebecca Shaw

Chief Scientist & Senior Vice President, Global Science

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Dr. Rebecca Shaw is Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President at WWF. She works with experts around the world to identify the emerging challenges to WWF’s mission and advance scientific inquiry to develop strategic solutions to those challenges. She leads WWF’s Global Science team whose research agenda informs WWF’s global conservation framework and identifies tools critical to achieving WWF’s goals. She has been published widely in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals such as Science and Nature and is the recipient of numerous awards for her academic and non-academic work. She was also a lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report focused on impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability.

Dr. Shaw holds an M.A. in environmental policy and a Ph.D. in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley.

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