Charles Ehrhart

Dr. Charles Ehrhart

Director, Sustainable Value

KPMG in New Zealand

Dr Ehrhart has more than 20 years of professional experience working within governments, the UN, civil society and the private sector for sustainable development and an end to poverty in our world of plenty. For the past twelve years, Charles has focused on the challenges of mitigating and adapting to climate change. Charles currently works for KPMG New Zealand as Director, Sustainable Value. His primary interests are adaptation to climate change, sustainable land use, the transformative potential of environmental entrepreneurship, the role of green economic growth in nationally determined contributions to mitigate climate change (INDCs) and public-private partnerships for climate action. Charles has a PhD in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University. He continues to publish, is often invited to speak at important conferences, and has been cited by major newspapers as an expert on the impacts and implications of climate change.

Areas of expertise
National Markets
Education and qualifications
  • Ph.D. and MPhil in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University

  • B.A. in Political Science and Development Economics, Fordham University

  • Certificate in Participatory Methods for Climate Change Vulnerability & Adaptation, Penn State University

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