Florence Crick

Senior researcher, IIED's Climate Change group

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

Florence has over 10 years’ experience working on adaptation to climate change, resilience and disaster management across a variety of contexts (UK, France, Australia, Africa). Her work has focused on understanding the differentiated vulnerabilities and capacities to adapt of private actors, communities and societies and how to enhance their resilience to environmental and climatic changes. She is particularly interested in the dynamics of dryland economies and societies in Africa, and their adaptation challenges and opportunities.


Adaptation to climate change, particularly in the semi-arid regions of Africa; private sector adaptation to climate change; social and institutional dimensions of climate change adaptation; disaster risk management

Before IIED

  • Research officer, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics
  • Research fellow, Griffith University, Australia
  • Research coordinator, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), Australia
  • Climate change adaptation consultant, OECD


  • PhD, geography, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
  • MSc, environmental science and technology, Imperial College
  • BSc, biology, Imperial College

Current work

Decentralised climate finance approaches in Kenya, including investigating how to apply them to new contexts (urban, private sector, and beyond arid and semi-arid regions)

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