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<p>Tom Mitchell is ODI&rsquo;s Head of Climate Change. A geographer by training, Tom carried out his doctoral fieldwork on disaster risk management in the Caribbean and has since worked extensively on issues related to the governance and poverty-dimensions of disaster risk and adaptation to climate change. Tom has served as a co-ordinating lead author of the IPCC and is currently a lead author on the IPCC 5th Assessment Report.</p>

Dr. Tom Mitchell is Head of Climate Change at ODI, having previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies. He is also a Senior Advisor in the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, in which he oversees the research and knowledge management components. Tom is a serving IPCC WG2 Co-ordinating Lead Author of the Special Report on Extreme Events and Disasters and a Lead Author of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. His research is focused on climate-related disaster risk management, adaptation finance and the links between climate action and poverty reduction.

  1. October podcast: poverty and disasters, development in UK politics, structural transformation

  2. Disasters threaten to derail the global war on extreme poverty

    Press Release

  3. The geography of poverty, disasters and climate extremes in 2030

    Research reports

  4. Report launch: The geography of poverty, disasters and climate extremes in 2030


  5. World Development Report 2014: something old, new, borrowed and blue

  6. Reforming the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  7. Report launch: International financing of disaster risk reduction


  8. Do we need a new global approach to disaster risk reduction?

  9. How did disasters fare in the post-2015 panel report?

  10. Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction


  11. Disaster risk management in post-2015 development goals: potential targets and indicators

    Research reports

  12. Somalia, Afghanistan and Niger ranked the most vulnerable countries to ‘deadly duo’ of conflict and disasters

    Press Release

  13. Destination Doha? A climate roadmap for Obama

  14. Hurricane Sandy brings climate change crashing onto the White House lawn

  15. Sandy exposes ‘senseless’ climate position of US candidates

    Press Release

  16. Coding and tracking adaptation finance: lessons and opportunities for monitoring finance across international and national scales

    Research reports

  17. Options for including disaster resilience in post-2015 development goals

    Working papers

  18. We are causing our crazy weather – so now what?

  19. Disaster risk management in the post-2015 international policy landscape


  20. Rio+20: science, politics and the challenge of sustainable development

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