Climate Consciousness Summit

Jason Spensley
Senior Climate Change Specialist
Our Planet, Our Pain – Unpacking Trauma in the Era of Climate Change and Finance

Highlights from this session:

Jason Spencley beautifully describes how disconnection as one of the main symptoms of trauma reflects in our global financial system and how climate finance tries to counterbalance this dynamic. Also, he outlines the important connection between trauma healing as a key factor for climate resilience.

“Being trauma-informed is the source of impact and solution to the climate impact and crisis.”

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Jason Spensley

Jason Spensley is a thought leader in international climate change policy and finance. Mr. Spensley has served in several international institutions, including within the United Nations system, with a mission of protecting and healing our planet. He currently manages large-scale climate investment portfolios for the world’s largest multilateral climate investment funds, to support climate resilience and nature-based solutions in over 80 developing and emerging economies. He also has extensive experience developing and implementing climate and nature-based solutions globally, as well as on the ground in several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and the Canadian Arctic. He is fluent in Spanish, English, and French, and has lived with his family in 8 countries so far. Mr. Spensley is also passionate about the root causes of the climate and nature crises, including trauma, mental health, and their relationship with environmental sustainability. He draws hope from our ability to individually and collectively heal ourselves, as a foundation for healing our planet.

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Immad Ahmed
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Jason Spensley
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