“The law is an important tool in the redesign of our current lifestyle - a challenge that each of us faces to live more sustainably. ClientEarth seeks to make sure that legal rights and responsibilities contribute positively to this change; and that’s an inspiring goal to work towards.”

Caroline Haywood

Law and Policy Advisor, Climate and Forests

Caroline Haywood joined our London office in January 2016. Her work focuses on the risks associated with forest conversion in West and Central Africa and on the threat to forests posed by the burning of wood for energy.

Before joining ClientEarth, Caroline worked on climate and environmental issues for a variety of development organisations, including the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), where she specialised in green growth policy questions, and the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO), where she led a project looking at land use investments in southern and eastern Africa. She began her career working on clean energy policy for the Australian Federal Government. Caroline holds a masters in environmental law from McGill University, Canada (LL.M.) and a degree in law (first class honours) (LL.B.) and a bachelor of arts (B.A.) in German and French from the Australian National University.

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