Julian Jackson heads Pew’s work to safeguard the marine environment by advocating for precaution in the development of a management regime for deep seabed mining at the International Seabed Authority. He also leads engagement in Europe on Pew’s campaign to protect ocean life on the high seas.
Before coming to Pew, Jackson was a civil servant with the U.K. government, working on international agriculture and biodiversity policies. He led the U.K.’s delegation to various international negotiations with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Jackson also co-authored several papers on the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources and is passionate about climate change and biodiversity loss.
He holds a diploma in physiology and pharmacology from the University of Southampton, England.