Clarisse Kehler Siebert

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About Clarisse Kehler Siebert
  • Executive Director, Nexus for Development
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Clarisse, an international environmental lawyer, brings to Nexus a wealth of knowledge and an array of experiences in climate change and sustainable development research and policy.

Before joining Nexus, Clarisse worked at the Stockholm Environment Institute, considered one of the world’s most influential think tanks on sustainable development policy. There, she managed a research portfolio within the Climate, Energy and Society research group and also served as Unit Head of this group for three years. Her research included climate finance, rightsbased approaches to climate policy, UNFCCC negotiations, adaptation policy from local to global, and the ethics of geoengineering as a climate response. Clarisse was a Swedish nominee to the Intergovernmental on Panel on Climate Change and contributed to the IPCC Special Report on Extremes and the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). While in Cambodia, Clarisse is on leave from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where she works with environmental pressures from land to sea.

As a lawyer, Clarisse also worked at one of Canada’s leading law firms assisting provincial governments in the early days of implementing a carbon tax and regional trading scheme, and with client companies in the scoping and design phase for Clean Development Mechanism projects under the Kyoto Protocol.