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Emma Scott

Associate Programme Officer | Science

Emma is the communications and data manager for the Trade, Development and the Environment Hub. She also supports a range of projects in the Science Programme and across UNEP-WCMC more widely, mainly relating to communications and data analysis and management. Her responsibilities include GIS mapping, document writing and editing, and data analysis.

Previous experience & expertise

Prior to joining UNEP-WCMC Emma carried out research with Fauna & Flora International, focused on improving the integration of biodiversity conservation efforts within palm oil businesses. Emma holds a master’s degree in Conservation Science from Imperial College London. Before undertaking her master’s degree Emma completed an internship within the Science Programme at UNEP-WCMC, building a plant functional trait database for the Remote Sensing for Essential Biodiversity Variables project. Emma also has a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of Southampton.

Recent work by Emma Scott

Development Corridors Partnership |

The Development Corridors Partnership is a research and capacity building collaboration, helping to inform the planning of sustainable, inclusive and resilient corridors in East Africa. Emma co-ordinates communications activities for this project in close collaboration with partners in Kenya, Tanzania and China.

UKRI GCRF Trade, Development and the Environment Hub |

The TRADE Hub is a global research partnership aiming to assess and provide solution to the impacts of trade on the environment and people. Emma is responsible for data and communications management for the Hub. This involves working closely with partners from more than 50 organisations across the globe.

Cocoa Soils |

UNEP-WCMC seeks to inform sustainable cocoa production intensification policy and planning, by mapping and assessing the vulnerability of, and opportunities for biodiversity and ecosystem services in the West African cocoa zone. Emma contributes to this by undertaking data analysis and producing informative outputs, particularly through the use of GIS.