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Tessa Ferry, Race to Zero Lead, Climate Champions Team

Tessa Ferry Headshot.jpegTessa Ferry leads Race to Zero and is responsible for the oversight and management of the campaign. Her previous role was also with the Climate Champions Team where she served as senior adviser on policy, gender and states and regions.

Prior to joining the Champions Team in 2022 she worked as Head of International Climate Change for the Scottish Government, leading on preparations for COP26 including partnering on the first multi-level action pavilion focused on the role of states, regions and cities, and overseeing the delivery of the world's first loss and damage funding announcement. As part of this role, Tessa led on the Scottish Government's co-chairship of the Under 2 Coalition. Her role also included running the Scottish Government's Climate Justice programme, and supporting the integration of climate justice principles in net-zero legislation. Before joining the Scottish Government, Tessa worked on a number of roles for the UK civil service including on climate change, forestry, environmental crimes, and extradition. In her spare time she supports local community organisations in Glasgow, Scotland develop and implement strategic plans.