Dr. Jane Davidson

Jane Davidson
Dr Jane Davidson
Vice President for Sustainability and Engagement
University of Wales

Dr Jane Davidson is Vice President for Sustainability and Engagement at the University of Wales and in 2017 become an associate faculty member at Harvard University.

From 2007- 2011, Jane was Minister for Environment and Sustainability in Wales where she proposed legislation to make sustainability the central organising principle of government –  the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act came into law in 2015. She created a Welsh Climate Change Commission and Future Generations Commissioner, the 800 mile Wales coast path, led ‘Towards Zero Waste’ which has seen Wales become third in the world for municipal recycling - and introduced the Welsh charge on carrier bags, which led to similar charges across the UK. Jane has won a number of UK wide awards for her work

Jane is a patron of the Chartered Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and Tools for Self Reliance Wales (TFSR Cymru).  She holds honorary fellowships from IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment), WWF, CIW (Chartered Institute of Waste), CIWEM (Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management). She contributes regularly to international expert events.