Valerie Hickey

Valerie Hickey

Global Director for Environment, Natural Resources and the Blue Economy, World Bank


Valerie Hickey is the Global Director of Environment, Natural Resources and the Blue Economy (ENB) at the World Bank. Valerie takes this role having worked as the manager for Advisory and Operations in the Climate Change Group, where she oversaw the implementation of the World Bank's commitments on climate change, climate mainstreaming and climate finance, and before that the Practice Manager for ENB in Latin America and the Caribbean where she managed a cross-sectoral team that supported countries and communities on issues related to climate change, sustainable forest management, integrated conservation and development, integrated coastal zone management, fisheries, pollution management and environmental health, environmental economics and environmental risk management.. Valerie holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University.

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Adaptation, Carbon removals, Circular economy, Extreme weather, Mitigation, Nature / biodiversity, Oceans / water

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