Clem Perry is Head of Partnerships for the Food and Land Use Coalition, based in WRI. In this role, Clem focuses on developing catalytic partnerships with actors across both national and global food and land use systems, working with governments, civil society and the financial and private sectors to transform food systems such that they deliver better outcomes for people, nature and planet.

Prior to WRI, Clem spent almost a decade in the UK Civil Service, most recently in the Cabinet Office where he led on the launch of the Breakthrough Agenda for COP26. Before that, he was Head of Strategy for International Climate Finance, where amongst other things he led on developing the strategy for £3.5bn climate mitigation spend to help developing countries respond to the challenges of climate change. Clem has also worked as a senior policy advisory for Ofgem, the energy regulator; as a writer for an environmental journal; and, for a few months, as a London bus driver, whilst trying to get a band off the ground (it never did). He has a Masters degree in Environmental Policy from the London School of Economics and an undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester.

Clem now lives with his partner and 3 children on the Devon-Cornwall border, restoring 15 acres of farmland attached to a Victorian farmhouse that he eco-renovated. He loves music, nature, the outdoors and travel.