Dr Tara Shine has dedicated over 20 years of her life to the pursuit of fairness between people and between people and the planet.

Tara’s passion for and knowledge of climate change, the environment and development issues has taken her across the seven continents of the world in many different capacities. 

Whether she is on a podium, on air or on a panel she is committed to highlighting and addressing the difficult truths about our impact as human beings on the planet and on each other.


To help people to create and realise a positive vision for the future based on respect for rights, sustainability and equity.


To highlight and address difficult truths about our impact on the planet and on each other. 

To bring hope and inspiration to people and to shine a light on the changes that will help us transition to new ways of living that are inclusive, sustainable and fair.

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“Tara uses all her energy and expertise to highlight the impacts of climate change on people and their rights, as well as on our planet home.”

Mary Robinson
President of Ireland, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice.
Chair of The Elders.


Policy Adviser

Tara has advised world leaders and internationalorganisations on climate change and sustainabledevelopment for over 20 years. She is an accomplishedthought leader and policy influencer with experience spanning development cooperation, climate justiceand resilience.

Public Speaker

With extensive experience of public speaking and story telling combined with expert insights into the geopolitics of global decision-making, Tara is often called upon to moderate, facilitate and host events worldwide. As an inspirational speaker and a recognised science communicator she brings passion to her subject matter, effectively engaging her audience and delivering the message.

Tara can talk about everything from making change locally to making systemic change and she uses stories from the people she has met and the places she has visited to keep the whole audience engaged.


From the deserts of Mauritania to the rainforests of Borneo,Tara enjoys exploring wild places and meeting people,hearing their stories and learning from their wisdom.

TV Presenter

As an environmental scientist and a wildlife enthusiast, Tara has presented documentaries for national and international broadcasting companies like RTE and the BBC network.

Social Entrepreneur

Tara is a co-founder of an award winning social enterprise,Change by Degrees, which educates and inspires people to livemore sustainability at home, at work and in their community.


A prolific writer, Tara is currently writing a book about 100 everyday objects and alternatives or different ways of using them, that will make life better and reduce humanity’s impact on the planet.

Core Values


Honest with strong principles.


Committed to justice and equality for all.


Desire to learn, to know and to explore.


Values difference, listening and human dignity.

“My work on climate change and the environment has taken me across the world. I want to use my passion and influence  to make a real difference.”


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