Tara Shine is a leading Environmental Scientist, passionate about action against climate change. The co-founding Director of Change by Degrees, Tara is on a mission for convenient sustainability. Today’s society is constantly depleting the Earth’s resources and polluting the environment, something that Tara is passionate to change. Having presented at the 2020 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, Tara is now booked as a sustainability speaker perfect for corporate events.
Passionate to inspire change, Tara is also the co-founder of Plastic Free Kinsale and formerly worked as the Head of Research & Development for the Mary Robinson Foundation. Qualified with a PhD in Geography, Tara has also been a member of the Board of Trustees for the International Institute for Environment and Development and acted as a co-facilitator for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Structured Expert Dialogue of the Second Periodic Review.
An expert in international climate change negotiations and the geopolitics of global decision making Tara is perfectly positioned as a sustainability speaker. Producing research across the breadth of Europe, Asia and Africa, Tara has also authored ‘How to Save Your Planet One Step at a Time’ and spoken at the 2019 EPA Climate Change Conference. She has also become a familiar face on British television, presenting Lost Crocodiles of the Pharaohs, Expedition Borneo and A Wild Irish Year. She was also selected to take part in the Homeward Bound global leadership programme for women.
With over two decades worth of experience, Tara is now booked as a sustainability speaker to share her expertise in sustainable development, climate justice, climate change and the environment. Having negotiated for the United Nations, Tara is suitable for a variety of diverse clients backed by years of national and international level environmental policy experience. A great lover of the outdoors and an avid sea swimmer, Tara is passionate to help other’s see the beauty of the world around them, encouraging a ‘throwaway society’ to put sustainability at the forefront of their agenda.
Tara Shine is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“As an advisor and thought leader Tara is committed to shaping lasting and transformative solutions on climate, sustainability and development that are fair and accessible to everyone”
“Tara was fabulous. Her performance was just perfect. And the chemistry with our partner was spot on. The first of all our speakers to hit all the right notes. She made the topic so interesting and accessible. She spoke as a scientist and as an individual that wants to make a difference. We have has so much positive feedback”
“Tara delivered on all of the above and exceeded our expectations. Tara is a highly engaging and thought provoking host. She has a unique ability to be both authoritative and compellingly empathetic at the same time. Tara also proved herself to be adept at working within the very challenging online conference medium. I would highly recommend Tara to anyone looking for a host, speaker or presenter on the environment, sustainability and climate change”