Phoebe Barnard

Co-founder & 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 and is now Stable Planet's CEO, 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.