Delilah is a joint PlanAdapt Fellow and Coordination Hub Intern (Climate Risk Management, Climate Adaptation), based in Berlin.
She is an interdisciplinary social scientist who focuses broadly on the intersection of climate change and development. Her work has covered ecosystem-based adaptation and restoration projects in Fiji, Vanuatu, Indonesia, and the United States. This work has centered the question of how natural climate solutions become effective for both social inclusion and reduction of environmental risk. She has expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods at the intersection of sociology and ecology, as well as experience in stakeholder engagement, policy analysis, policy harmonizing, and facilitated negotiation.
Most recently she has worked with IUCNs Ecosystem-based Adaptation unit, where she assisted efforts to establish the Global EbA Fund, coordinate the Friends of EbA (FEBA) network, and publicize the Global Standard for Nature-Based Solutions (NBS). Delilah has also worked with the Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with IFOAM to develop Vanuatu’s national organic agriculture policy, and the Land Use Division of the Fijian Government in their implementation of climate-smart soil conservation.
She is currently a doctoral candidate at Cornell University’s Department of Global Development, and holds a masters of environmental science from Yale University and a masters of environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School.
For more info, see Delilah’s LinkdIn page.