Vice President of Climate Change, Conservation International
Shyla Raghav leads Conservation International’s climate strategy to build and support the development and implementation of climate change mitigation and adaptation action globally.
Shyla and her interdisciplinary global team engage with key partners to amplify Conservation International’s successful climate change strategies, which demonstrate that ecosystem-based mitigation and adaptation offer tremendous opportunities for meeting the climate challenge. Having attended nearly a decade of United Nations climate change negotiations at the international level on climate change adaptation, she works closely with partners to through innovation and research, demonstration projects, and amplification to bring nature-based solutions for climate change to scale.
Prior to joining Conservation International, Shyla worked on multiple adaptation projects in the field addressing water scarcity and food security with organizations such as the Adaptation Fund, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center, the UNFCCC, and the UNDP country office in Bangkok. Her work has been instrumental in developing tools to help developing countries adapt to climate change by integrating ecosystems into their climate policies. Shyla holds a master’s in environmental management from Yale University and a B.A. and B.S. from the University of California, Irvine.