Samantha Smith is a lawyer, an activist and the Director of the Just Transition Centre, an initiative of the International Trade Union Confederation and partners that promotes social dialogue in communities, cities, countries and companies for a just transition to zero carbon and zero poverty. Samantha previously led WWF’s global climate and energy team, with responsibility for international climate change negotiations, campaigns and renewable energy advocacy. She worked for ten years in the field and with international policy as the Director of WWF’s Global Arctic Programme. Ms. Smith also led project finance and government relations for large-scale renewable energy and emission reduction projects in senior roles within the New Energy division of Statoil in Norway. She was part of the team that helped to establish Statoil’s ground-breaking floating offshore wind power project, Hywind.