Perspectives Climate Group

Olivia Wallis
Junior Consultant

“My passion is to develop long-lasting solutions that meet the zero-carbon agenda through transparent and collaborative decision-making. Working at Perspectives allows me to have a notable impact on scaling the carbon removal ecosystem, albeit ensuring this is done in a socially just and environmentally conscious way.”

Areas of expertise

• Climate Policy
• Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCM)
• Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)
• Negative Emission Technologies (NETs)
• Stakeholder Engagement
• Public Perception and Social Acceptance

Olivia Wallis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Sociology from Newcastle University and a Master of Science in Environmental Science, Climate Change, and International Policy from King’s College London. During her academic and vocational training, she has developed a particular interest and expertise in the role engineered and nature-based Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) solutions can play as a climate mitigation tool. Before joining Perspectives, she played an instrumental role in the design and development of an agroforestry programme in Kenya under the Plan Vivo certification and has supported the delivery of projects for public entities and private-sector clients on international climate policies. Olivia joined Perspectives in 2022 and currently splits her time between projects related to nature-based solutions, CDR, and voluntary carbon markets.

At Perspectives, Olivia has been instrumental to the CDR-PoEt project funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) by contributing to peer-reviewed journal articles and reports on the political economy and policy instruments of CCS and CDR and advising clients during negotiations at COP27 and COP28.

Over the years, Olivia has undertaken numerous research projects related to climate policy and voluntary carbon markets, looking specifically at public perceptions of CDR and how carbon trading often overlooks wider livelihood consequences. Some of her past work includes the social acceptance and organizational demand for CDR as a climate mitigation tool and how it can be used to meet corporate net zero commitments as well as the analysis of carbon standard methodologies with regards to environmental integrity and social safeguards.

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