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 primarily in Latin America, and has previously worked abroad in Mexico and Brazil.

Before IIED

  • Programme finance officer, Fauna & Flora International 
  • Project officer, Forest Peoples Programme


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

Current work

Nicola's work focuses on supporting IIED’s strategy to promote a nature-climate-development triple agenda in international policy forums and ensure these interlinked issues are addressed coherently; advocating for locally-led action for nature, climate and development and working to generate ambition to scale up locally led action; and co-leading work on nature finance, including analysis of how much public funding for nature reaches the local level and chairing IIED’s internal working group on nature finance.