Christina Cobourn Herman, Program Director for Climate Change & Environmental Justice
Christina has twenty-two years of experience with non-governmental and faith-based advocacy organizations working on human rights and sustainable development issues.
Before joining ICCR, Christina was the Associate Director of the Justice, Peace/Integrity of Creation Office, Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, USA. From 2006 to 2015, she represented the US Oblate Province and the international OIP Investment Fund in shareholder advocacy with Fortune 500 corporations on water, climate change and global access to medicines. Her work with ICCR members on climate change focuses on corporate adoption of science-based targets for GHG emissions reductions, methane reduction across the natural gas supply chain and pursuit of a Just Transition in a decarbonizing economy.
Christina served on the UN CEO Water Mandate expert advisory groups for the development of the Water Action Hub and the Guidance Document on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation. She initiated and helped organize the ICCR Roundtable on the Human Right to Water in February 2013. She served as a Mennonite Central Committee volunteer in the southern Philippines for three years, doing human rights monitoring and reporting on labor economic development and environmental issues. She used this experience in Congressional advocacy on Asian human rights and sustainable development issues, on behalf of the Columban Fathers.
Christina is active in her local Episcopal church on Capitol Hill, as a member of the Vestry and the Chancel Choir and served on a committee of the Diocese of Washington to develop recommendations on socially responsible investment alternatives for diocesan and parish funds. She holds an MA in Modern History from the University of Oxford.