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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.

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  2. Economic Pulse 1: Covid-19 and economic crisis – China’s recovery and international response

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  3. Adaptation and resilience: what's been done and what's next?

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  4. Reimagining risk and resilience for a global future

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  5. Humanitarian impact of combined conflict, climate and environmental risks

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  6. In pursuit of resilience: assessing threats and trade-offs for risk-informed development in Myanmar and Niger

    Research reports

  7. If we were not ready for a predictable pandemic, what else aren’t we ready for…

  8. Comment Available: the continued impact of Covid-19

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  9. What the world’s response to coronavirus can teach us about tackling the climate emergency

  10. Six global trends to watch in 2020

  11. Managing climate risks: adaptation without borders

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  12. The Wilton Park agenda on adapting to transboundary climate risk

    Briefing/policy papers

  13. Risk-informed development: from crisis to resilience

    Research reports

  14. Low carbon development: a paradigm shift towards a green economy in Indonesia

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  15. Exploring transboundary climate risks and opportunities in the Asia Pacific region

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  16. Exploring transboundary climate risks and opportunities

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  17. MEDIA NOTE: ODI experts available for interview at COP24 in Katowice, Poland

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  18. Unlocking climate-resilient economic development in drylands: pathways to a resilient world

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  19. Reviewing DFID's new single departmental plan

  20. Meeting the global challenge of adaptation by addressing transboundary climate risk

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