Stephanie Austin

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Stephanie Austin has worked on climate change adaptation since 2014 with diverse experiences in climate services, capacity building, research, adaptation policy analysis, public health and infrastructure.

She is currently an independent consultant, engaging with organizations including UNDP, GIZ and NIRAS-IP on training, e-learning, climate-proofing infrastructure, resilience in the Asia-Pacific region, locally-led adaptation, and adaptation in the NDCs.

Stephanie previously worked as a Policy Advisor for the Government of Canada’s Canadian Centre for Climate Services, where she led work on training to enhance Canadians’ abilities to consider climate information in their decision-making. She also previously worked as a Project Lead for the Tracking Adaptation to Climate Change Consortium (TRAC3) at McGill University and Wageningen University, where she led contracts for Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada on climate change adaptation in the health sector and contributed to research on adaptation policy, adaptation tracking and local-level adaptation.

Stephanie holds a Master of Arts degree in Geography from McGill University. Her Master’s research examined intergovernmental relations for public health adaptation to climate change in Canada and Germany. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Joint Honours) in International Development Studies and Geography from McGill University.