Femke Tonneijck is leading the development and implementation of a new global programme on wetland carbon for Wetlands International’s office network that is active in over 20 countries. She is coordinating efforts to reduce climate change impacts by implementing and advocating for nature based solutions in close collaboration with government agencies, knowledge institutes, private sector, NGO’s and communities. It is Femke’s drive to connect science, policy and practice to create a world in which nature and people exist in harmony. She holds a PhD in Physical Geography with a focus on soil carbon dynamics. Previously she was active within Wetlands International’s delta’s and coasts programme, leading the Building with Nature Indonesia partnership.