Joyce Melcar Tan is a lawyer at ClientEarth’s Asia Climate and Energy Programme. She works with civil society and other stakeholders to promote Asia’s transition to sustainable energy systems, focusing on the Philippines. She also leads the team’s regional work on capacity development.
Outside of ClientEarth, Joyce writes for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, an independent reporting service on UN environment and development treaty negotiations. She has covered events on climate, land, and biodiversity.
Joyce holds an MSc in Environment and Development, with distinction, from the University of Edinburgh, where she was a Chevening scholar. She obtained her JD with honours from Ateneo de Manila School of Law, Philippines, where she later taught climate and environmental policy.
She is qualified as a lawyer in the Philippines and in the State of New York, USA (non-practising).