Dr Nicola Ranger leads the Resilience and International Development Programme of the Environmental Change Institute where she focusses on how to align finance and policy with sustainability and resilience goals. She works extensively with governments, Central Banks, financial institutions and international organisations to provide data, analytics and evidence to inform policies and finance at all scales. Her passion is climate compatible development in emerging and developing economies and prior to joining Oxford in 2021, Nicola spent eight years in development finance at the World Bank and DFID (now FCDO). She holds multiple advisory roles, including as a Senior Advisor for the World Bank, a member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance in Low and Middle Income Economies and an Academic Visitor at the Bank of England. Previously, Nicola has worked as a scientific advisor for Defra and HM Treasury, where she was part of the 2005/06 Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. Nicola has published extensively and contributed to major reports including two UK National Climate Change Risk Assessments, the first UNEP Emissions Gap Report, and reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She completed her postdoctoral research in at the London School of Economics and Political Science in climate economics and policy and holds a PhD in Atmospheric Physics from Imperial College London.


Associates | New economic opportunities | Oxford Martin School | School of Geography and the Environment | Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment |