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Phoebe Barnard

Advisor - founding CEO

Phoebe's vision is of a wiser, kinder, diverse civilization and a still-diverse planet supporting it.  A global change and biodiversity scientist with 34 years working on African national development, she's also a team-builder, conflict-resolver, women's leadership mentor and policy strategist. She founded and led science-based national policy and strategy programs on biodiversity, climate change, and environmental futures in Namibia and South Africa since 1994, was co-founder and first CEO of Stable Planet Alliance, and affiliate full professor at University of Washington's Center for Environmental Politics and School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science, and associate researcher at the FitzPatrick Institute and African Climate and Development Initiative of the University of Cape Town. She is also co-founder with John D. Liu of the massively ambitious Global Restoration Collaborative, and is currently co-designing it with a lively team of youth and women leaders, indigenous cultural bridges, and greybeard technocrats, all determined to bring 1 billion people into the regenerative economy before 2050, and to restore the planet, climate, and fabric of our society.

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