Toni Hay

Toni Hay is an Australian First Nations Environmental Sustainability Scientist with a focus on climate adaptation and Indigenous adaptation throughout Oceania. Toni has been developing community climate adaptation programs to address the risks associated with our changing climate. Toni has ensured Indigenous people are incorporated across all levels of climate adaptation frameworks ensuring a holistic view and inclusion of in-depth local knowledge. Throughout her career, Toni proved to be a reliable and passionate specialist. Her work in health, child protection, climate, and environmental sectors brings considerable expertise to ensuring viable programs whilst meeting the sustainable development goals. Toni believes that we can only succeed in climate adaptation if we involve and work with our most vulnerable. Toni is extremely interested in embedding traditional knowledge and its vital role throughout climate adaptation to make positive social, economic, cultural, and political decisions and has decades of senior management experience in working within the public, private and community sectors. Furthermore, her academic knowledge of environmental science, climate change adaptation, traditional ecological knowledge, and community engagement allow Toni to implement long-term solutions that improve overall resilience.