LARISSA PARKER - DIRECTOR OF PARTNERSHIPS - Canada
As one of Forbes Top 30 under 30 Leaders, Innovators, and Visionary Entrepreneurs (Europe) and one of Canada's Top 30 under 30, Larissa is passionate about environmental justice and works hard to build resilience and adaptive capacity in communities who need it the most.
Larissa has recently completed her MSc in Environmental Governance at the University of Oxford, where she focussed her studies on climate change adaptation and resilience studies. She conducted her fieldwork in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, on the human impacts of marine loss and damage and evaluated options for the island to build resilience against it.
Larissa is also heavily involved in the UN climate negotiations and has attended three COPs, most recently as a party delegate for the Seychelles, supporting the team on loss and damage and gender and oceans.
She has held previous posts at the Overseas Development Institute, Canadian Federal Parliament, Ontario Energy Board, and Toronto City Hall.