About

Ciara has worked in sustainability for the last two decades and this includes initiating/leading or managing a wide variety of projects across sectors and geographies. She was awarded for her leadership work on climate change with the business sector and with this comes a mixed bag of skills and a creative outlook – from research, stakeholder, climate policy and project management. She has also taught at several universities and enjoys writing. Ciara either works independently, joins clients’ teams or commissions/manages a new team – depending on the brief.

She is currently working on the Green Investment Plan for Cumbria, a project that she started, working with a fantastic team. This takes her full circle as one of her first jobs in sustainability was looking at SRI for an Asian conglomerate and working closely with the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA). She has also worked on accelerating support, funding and investment for clean, distributed energy solutions for the world’s most marginalized communities.

COMMON QUESTIONS

WHERE ARE YOU NOW? I’m living in Cumbria where some of my family live.

With thanks to Louise Soloway Chan

WHAT IS EDENWORKS GREEN LTD? Is a small UK registered company that works in an advisory capacity on climate change projects, research or policy.

WHY THE NAME ‘EDENWORKS GREEN‘? Rather than call my company after my own name, which no one can pronounce, I chose Eden Works Green as it has several meanings for me. After working with the business sector on climate change, a few of us tried to bring to Hong Kong the Eden Project. I then worked globally/in Asia on galvanising the faith sector around the Paris Agreement, so keeping ‘Eden’ as part of my company name made sense. The ‘Works’ bit gets me up most mornings and the ‘Green’ is more around my concern for climate change as the defining issue of our time.

Tarntastic, Cumbria