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Dr. Tom Mitchell joins ODI as Head of the Climate Change, Environment and Forests Programme

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.