Nata Tavonvunchai

Academic profile

Nata Tavonvunchai

School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Nata's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 04: SDG 4 - Quality EducationGoal 08: SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic GrowthGoal 10: SDG 10 - Reduced InequalitiesGoal 13: SDG 13 - Climate ActionGoal 14: SDG 14 - Life Below WaterGoal 15: SDG 15 - Life on LandGoal 17: SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

About Nata

Nata comes to marine conservation from sustainability consulting and a social science and philosophy academic background. At the University, Nata is working on her PhD on equitable and climate-smart blue carbon governance. Her research focuses on inclusive development in blue carbon ecosystems (mangroves, wetlands, seagrass and algae), which provide substantial benefits to maintaining habitat integrity, safeguarding coastal communities and addressing and mitigating the effects of climate change. Specifically, Nata is interested in how to potentiate blue carbon's community co-benefits, how public and private sector capital can be directed to blue carbon conservation and policy/market frameworks for blue carbon management.

Alongside her PhD, she is continuing her work in climate change consulting, where she works on plastics and climate finance, as well as blue carbon.

Outside of work, Nata enjoys spending time in the outdoors going hiking/scuba-diving, and tennis, as well as dancing and sewing.

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