Stephanie Roe

Climate & Energy Lead Scientist, Global Science

Stephanie Roe
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As WWF’s Global Climate & Energy Lead Scientist, Dr. Stephanie Roe works with the WWF network and external collaborators to advance the science, leadership and progress on climate mitigation, climate resilience, and nature-based solutions across sectors and disciplines.

Prior to WWF, Stephanie was at Climate Focus where she led research on climate and land science and developed and implemented related strategies and initiatives with various governments and NGOs across 20+ countries. She also worked on forest protection and community development with the United Nations in Indonesia, negotiated international climate policy as a UNFCCC Delegate of the Philippines, and advised Fortune 500 companies and cities on climate strategies and sustainability at The Climate Group. Throughout her career, Stephanie has worked at the intersection of climate change, biodiversity loss, and economic development, striving to catalyze the transition to sustainable land-use, food, and energy systems.

Stephanie’s research on climate mitigation, land-based solutions, and biosphere-atmosphere dynamics has been published in leading journals, including Nature Climate Change and Global Change Biology. She is also a Lead Author of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6, WGIII), and was a Contributing Author to the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land (2019).

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Climate & Energy Lead Scientist


  • Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia
  • M.E.M. in Ecosystem Science and Conservation from Duke University
  • B.A. from San Diego State University