Dorothée Herr is the Manager for Ocean and Climate Change at the Global Marine and Polar Programme (GMPP) at IUCN – the International Union for Conservation of Nature. She joined IUCN in 2009 and is now leading the IUCN’s international policy and private finance engagement on coastal and marine Nature-based Solutions. Ms. Herr has authored and co-authored a suite of articles and reports on ocean acidification, Blue Carbon as well as on coastal and marine Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in the context of the UNFCCC, CBD, and other international policy fora. Ms. Herr has developed, with a team of financial experts, the Blue Natural Capital Financing Facility (BNCFF) as well as the Subnational Climate Fund (SCF), and is managing their implementation since 2018 and 2021 respectively. Ms. Herr received her master's degree in Environmental Change and Management from Oxford University, UK, and her diploma in Geography from the University of Heidelberg in Germany.