Valerie Hickey - WCEF2022 Speaker

Valerie Hickey

Global Director: Environment, Natural Resources and the Blue Economy (ENB), The World Bank

Valerie Hickey was earlier 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. Before that, she was 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 PhD in environmental science and policy from Duke University.