ODI is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Tom Mitchell as Head of the Climate Change, Environment and Forests (CCEF) Programme. Tom comes to ODI having spent the last 5 years as a Research Fellow in the Climate Change and Development Group at the Institute of Development Studies. He is an IPCC co-ordinating lead author of the current special report on climate change and disaster risk reduction. He has published a wide range of academic, policy and media-focused material on issues at the interface between adaptation, disasters and poverty.
Commenting upon his appointment Tom Mitchell said:"I am delighted to be joining such a thriving programme and look forward to leading CCEF and ODI to the elite league of policy-focused climate and development research institutes."
Tom will take up this appointment in August.