We are delighted that Climate Sense Director, Kate Lonsdale has been named a 2023 'Shero' by The Chartered Institute of Water and Environment Management.
'Sheroes' are women working in water, land, climate and sustainability that have inspired, supported and championed those around them. Rachel Brisley, IPSOS' Head of Energy and Environment Public Affairs, nominated Kate as "someone with extensive knowledge, but also integrity and passion for fairness, who sought to recognise and address climate disadvantage and to ensuring just adaptation and a just transition to net zero".
Kate has been a co-champion of the UKRI climate-resilience research programme since 2019 and joined Climate Sense as a director in 2022. She has worked on climate adaptation as a researcher, research co-ordinator, trainer, facilitator, consultant, mentor, evaluator and advisor for more than 25 years, for developed and developing countries. She has led and managed projects across civil society, academia and government policy and within organisations that aim to bridge these different sectors.
Kate cares deeply about how climate change will affect people. The nomination noted that she works to engage more people, more widely and to identify solutions.
Huge congratulations Kate!