Dr Sali Bache

Climate and Ocean Specialist & COP28 Lead
Monash University

Dr Sali Bache is an ocean governance and climate change specialist with two decades of experience in common property resource conservation, including representing Australia in intergovernmental negotiations, and advising organisations such as APEC, UN agencies and the IUCN. Her current work is focused on the ocean-climate nexus and in this capacity is engaged in the UNEP GEO-7 process. Most recently she established the Southeast Asia Framework for Ocean Action in Mitigation (SEAFOAM) program at Climateworks Center and is currently the Monash University Co-ordinator and Lead to COP28. Sali is an Associate of the Institute for Antarctic and Maritime Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania. She has a PhD in Public Policy from the Australian National University, a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Monash University and holds higher degree qualifications in Environmental Impact Assessment, System Dynamic Modelling and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.