Emily MacNair is PICS’ Director of Adaptation and Community Engagement. MacNair has developed innovative programs and managed projects to create new tools and resources for climate change adaptation. She has built long-lasting partnerships and facilitated discussions of complex issues.
She is the former director of the Climate & Agriculture Initiative BC. MacNair led strategic adaptation planning processes for agriculture in eight regions of the province and managed the delivery of adaptation-focused programs for the sector.
MacNair co-authored the Climate Risk and Opportunity Assessment for the BC agriculture sector, a first-of-its-kind climate change plan for the sector. She also developed the first food security assessment for the Capital Regional District.
Foundational to her approach is collaboration and joint project development with a broad range of individuals, organizations, and institutions in communities across BC, as well as a focus on creating accessible and practical resources.
MacNair holds a Master of Environmental Studies (1999) from York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology (1997) from UBC.