Johnny Briggs leads Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project’s international marine policy and science efforts and collaborates with governments around the world to improve marine conservation outcomes. In his role, he works across Pew’s marine habitat group and supports international marine protection efforts through the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project, Blue Nature Alliance, and Enduring Earth. Briggs has also worked to secure the legal designation of large, ecologically significant, and effective marine protected areas in the United Kingdom Overseas Territories, contributing to globally significant marine protections in the Pitcairn Islands, Ascension, Tristan da Cunha, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
Before joining Pew, Briggs worked for more than seven years on environmental policy and global advocacy projects at a consultancy in central London.
Briggs holds a master’s degree in global energy and climate change policy from SOAS University of London and a doctorate in climate science from the University of Nottingham.