Camilla Toulmin

Senior associate, Climate Change

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Languages: English, French

Camilla Toulmin is an economist with particular expertise on dryland Africa, and is a former director of IIED.

She specialises in African agriculture, drylands, tenure and climate change. She became a senior associate at IIED in 2017, after 12 years at its director. She has been appointed Professor in Practice at the University of Lancaster's Environment Centre (LEC) and is currently an associate at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

Her work has combined field research, policy analysis and advocacy. Her interests include building alliances with those on the frontline of sustainable development and land rights in Africa. Her current work focuses on climate change, property rights, global governance and natural resources.


Economist. Current and future policy thinking on all aspects of the environment and development agenda, particularly building alliances with those in the frontline of sustainable development; land rights in Africa and all regions.

Before IIED

Education: BA Economics (Cambridge) MSc Development Economics (SOAS) DPhil Economics (Oxford)

Current work

Climate change, property rights, global governance, and natural resources