Alex Clark

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS)

I am the Henry Fellow at Harvard GSAS, working primarily on climate change, energy policy (HKS) and public health (HSPH). I graduated from Oxford with an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy in 2016, and from Warwick University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 2015. I have two years’ professional experience in fields including public health, climate policy, and post-conflict governance. I am committed to forging equitable, effective solutions to climate change.

I'm presently Project Leader for Operations at the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth (SDSN Youth). I represented youth groups at the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals Summit, the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris and most recently, at COP22 in Marrakech. From an individual behaviour standpoint, food consumption patterns are among the most important means of minimising carbon footprint and environmental impact. Specifically, current meat consumption trends have the potential to be fatal to attempts to meet the demands of the Paris climate agreement, and use enormous amounts of resources. While this does not mean everyone should suddenly become vegetarian, there is no question that meat and fish consumption in wealthier countries must fall sharply. I'm also interested in the environmental and public health impact of sugar, and work with Effective Altruism at Harvard on considering strategies for reducing consumption in the US.