Bernadette Fischler

Head of Advocacy – Our Planet / 2020 Project, WWF-UK
10 in 10 Technical Working Group


Bernadette works at WWF-UK as Head of Advocacy – Our Planet / 2020 Project. In this role, she focuses particularly on influencing world leaders on pivotal global decisions in 2020 on climate, development and nature that can put our planet on a more sustainable trajectory. In this, and in her previous role as Post-2015 policy analyst with CAFOD, she has particularly focused on the interlinkages between UNFCCC, SDGs, and CBD. Before that, Bernadette set up a global advocacy campaign on the UN Millennium Development Goals for 10 million girls and young women on gender, education and environmental sustainability. Her previous jobs included Head of Communications for a Jewish Educational Centre in Vienna.

Bernadette has been contributing to UN processes for more than a decade. She holds several post-graduate degrees, including on international development and public affairs. Bernadette is originally from Austria and has lived in Portugal, Canada, Spain, and Argentina before coming to the UK.