Vice President of Ocean Science and Innovation, Conservation International
Dr. Emily Pidgeon is the Vice President of Ocean Science and Innovation at Conservation International. She is currently focused on developing nature-based solutions for addressing climate change adaptation and mitigation. Dr. Pidgeon founded the Blue Carbon Initiative - a global partnership focused on recognizing the carbon and other values of coastal ecosystems and increasing conservation and restoration of these coastal ecosystems. Dr. Pidgeon is co-chair of the International Blue Carbon Scientific Working Group and has led implementation of climate change-focused conservation in priority countries globally. Dr. Pidgeon has a broad background in marine and coastal science and engineering. Prior to joining Conservation International, Dr. Pidgeon was a scientist with Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Dr. Pidgeon holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.