Nicola Sorsby

Researcher (nature-climate), Natural Resources/Climate Change research groups

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

Nicola works across both IIED's Natural Resources and Climate Change research groups, and focuses her research on the intersection of nature and climate policy and finance, including connecting the needs and priorities of our local partners on these issues into key international decision-making processes. 

Nicola brings prior experience from other NGOs working on conservation, international development, human rights and healthcare. She has experience working with partners in Latin America, Africa and Asia and has previously worked abroad in Mexico and Brazil.

Before IIED

  • Programme finance officer, Fauna & Flora International 
  • Project officer, Forest Peoples Programme
  • Finance and administration coordinator, The Savitri Waney Charitable Trust


  • MSc environmental change and international development, Sheffield University (2021)
  • BA Spanish and French, Cambridge University (2012)

Current work

Nicola also currently provides coordination support for the International Climate Initiative-funded Transformative Urban Coalitions programme, with DIE, UNU, WRI and partners in Argentina, Mexico and Brazil.