Dr. Daniel Schensul is the Advisor for Climate Science, Relief and Resilience. He joined the Earth Fund after 14 years in the United Nations. Most recently, he was Senior Programme Officer with the Climate Action Team in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, where he was responsible for strategic advice and stakeholder coordination on climate change and humanitarian action, nature, cities, peace and security, and multilateralism.
Before joining the Secretary-General’s Executive Office, he served in multiple capacities with the UN Population Fund, including data, research and policy support to developing countries on climate change, population and sustainable development, support to intergovernmental negotiations on climate change, health, gender and population issues, and humanitarian assistance with focus on data systems for emergency response, climate-related risk assessment and reduction, and COVID-19.
Daniel has published extensively on climate change vulnerability and adaptation and related data systems, including co-editing The Demography of Adaptation and Population Dynamics and Climate Change. He received his B.A. from Columbia University and his Ph.D. from Brown University.