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Rebecca Nadin

Director of Global Risks and Resilience programme

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Dr Rebecca Nadin is the Director of the Global Risks & Resilience team at ODI. She has 16+ years’ government and advisory experience in China and Asia, specialising in climate risk and national adaptation planning. She has designed and managed multi-stakeholder climate change and sustainable development initiatives, and led climate risk and vulnerability assessments and policy formulation at the national and sectoral level. Rebecca is also a respected China specialist with a deep knowledge of the Chinese political system, economic and foreign policy, including the Belt & Road Initiative.

Before joining ODI, Rebecca was Director of the Adapting to Climate Change in China Project (ACCC Phase I and II), the largest climate risk policy project of its kind in China. Previously, Rebecca worked in the British Embassy Beijing’s political section, covering VIP visits, Japan-China relations, Central Asia and energy security. She served as the Deputy Director of the British Council’s Global Climate Change Programme, leading roll out in 60 countries. She was also the British Council’s China Director, Climate Change & Science, leading the UK’s Climate Change Public Diplomacy Campaign in China. She is an adjunct lecturer at the Centre for Environment & Population Health, Griffith University Australia.

Rebecca holds a PhD in Chinese foreign policy in Central Asia, MA in International Relations, and BA in Politics from the University of Sheffield. She studied Chinese at Peking University and is working towards an LLM in International Law.

  1. Understanding the climate and net-zero transition risks and opportunities in Uzbekistan

    Briefing/policy papers

  2. Understanding the climate and net-zero transition risks and opportunities in Kyrgyzstan

    Briefing/policy papers

  3. Understanding the climate and net-zero transition risks and opportunities in Tajikistan

    Briefing/policy papers

  4. Opportunities and co-benefits of transitioning to a net-zero economy in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

    Research reports

  5. Managing climate risks to protect net-zero energy goals: Net-zero transition opportunities in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

    Research reports

  6. COP27: adapting to a new climate reality

  7. Think Change episode 15: the climate and conflict double challenge – has COP27 delivered?

  8. Anticipating crises and taking early action in fragile and conflict affected states

    Event

  9. Inauspicious conditions for COP27 climate negotiations contrast with a supportive environment for climate policy

  10. Risks along the Belt and Road: Chinese investment and infrastructure development priorities in Kyrgyzstan

    Research reports

  11. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit 2022: key takeaways

  12. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is creating cascading risks across Eurasia – here’s what to watch out for

  13. Risks along the Belt and Road: Chinese investment and infrastructure development in Cambodia

    Research reports

  14. BRI energy infrastructure in Pakistan: environmental and climate risks and opportunities

    Research reports

  15. The Belt and Road and Chinese enterprises in Ethiopia: risks and opportunities for development

    Research reports

  16. Why building national resilience means reimagining risk

  17. Driving a green recovery in developing countries: what role is China playing?

    Research reports

  18. Pulse 3 – recover, reform,  restructure: China’s outward investment appetite and implications for developing countries

    Research reports

  19. Five expert views on China’s pledge to become carbon neutral by 2060

  20. Economic Pulse 2: China navigates its Covid-19 recovery – outward investment appetite and implications for developing countries

    Research reports

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