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Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

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Secretariat staff

Linda Anne Stevenson

Acting Director, Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

Dr Linda Anne Stevenson takes the helm as the APN Secretariat’s Acting Director. Dr Linda Anne Stevenson has over two decades of experience in global change research and sustainability with the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research. She plans dialogues that cross the science-policy interface; and engages with international organisations including UNFCCC via SBSTA and the Nairobi Work Programme (NWP), IPCC and IPBES. Most recently she headed an activity that culminated in the publication of a Special Issue in Elsevier Environmental Research in 2020 of 14 APN projects. She has over eight years of lecturing experience in Japanese universities on “Global Environmental Systems” and holds a doctorate degree in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, UK.

Her career has been marked by a commitment to positive change and fostering stakeholder collaboration. Dr Stevenson is passionate about developing the capacity of early-career professionals and mentoring them to become the next generation of leaders in the field. She has also been involved in planning and facilitating dialogues across the science-policy-practitioner interface, ensuring that research findings are translated to assist the development of actionable policies.