Emilie Beauchamp

Emilie Beauchamp Lead for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning for Adaptation to Climate Change at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Prior to this she was a senior researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development. Emilie has 14 years of multi-sector experience in evaluation and research methods in environmental change and sustainability. Emilie’s work focuses on exploring the interactions between different types of environmental interventions, ecological and climate changes, and local livelihoods in resource-dependent communities in terrestrial landscapes. She specializes in developing and implementing evaluation and research designs to assess the effectiveness of development, climate, land and environmental interventions, especially with regards to the operationalisation of complex concepts, such as climate resilience, adaptation and human wellbeing. Her research interests include modelling complex socio-ecological distributions and interactions, integrated and mixed data modelling (empirical & geospatial) and using machine learning to improve model accuracy and prediction.

Her current work expands into advising and advocating for evidence-based policy and planning in international processes such as the Paris Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity; and supporting national and sub-national governments along with local actors via dialogues, capacity strengthening and research. She’s passionate about bridging the science to policy divide through applied scientific outputs and collaboration.

Emilie was previously a postdoctoral researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Research at the University of Oxford. She finished her PhD at Imperial College London in Conservation and Life Sciences in 2016.