Emma Pearlstone is Engagement Specialist for the Global Commission on Adaptation in WRI's Climate Resilience Practice. She works closely with Commissioners, Convening Countries, and partners to build and strengthen these relationships and to create a broad platform of support to enhance commitments, mobilize finance, and accelerate action around climate adaptation. She has planned and executed numerous Commission events, including at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit, COP24 and COP25, and global Climate Weeks. She helped to contribute to the Commission's flagship Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience report, launched in September 2019. In addition, she provides operational and programmatic support to the WRI Commission team.

Prior to joining WRI, Emma worked at the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, providing support for research and events on implementing natural disaster adaptation action within US communities and policy.

Emma holds a B.A. with honors in International Development and Political Science with a focus on International Relations from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.

In her free time, Emma enjoys riding her bike around the city, scuba diving, and photography. She loves to explore the restaurant and rooftop scene, and is always looking for a next suggestion.