Anna Carthy

Researcher, Climate Change

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Telephone: +44 (0)20 3463 7399
Languages: English, French

Anna has a background in environmental change and management, with a research focus on equity in climate adaptation and resilience. She also has experience conducting research on social protection, anticipatory action, and intersectionality in the humanitarian sector.


Climate change adaptation, resilience, equity.

Before IIED

Prior to joining IIED, Anna worked as a researcher/consultant at the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, primarily focusing on anticipatory humanitarian action (forecast-based financing), shock-responsive social protection, and how intersectional elements of identity affect the experience of disasters, with a focus on gender.

She has experience working as evaluation consultant for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, and as partnerships analyst at the United Nations Office for Project Services. She has also worked for an environmental social enterprise and a corporate social responsibility foundation.


  • MSc in environmental change and management from University of Oxford
  • Bachelor in commerce international (with French language) from University College Dublin

Current work

Locally-led adaptation, loss and damage; climate risk governance; devolved climate finance; social protection; locally-led climate-resilient development