Nina Jeffs

Academy Associate, Environment and Society Centre

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Nina Jeffs provides analysis on climate change policies and governance, with a focus on social and gender equality. Her research examines pathways to further gender and inclusion in climate action in China. 

Nina also researches international climate politics, including loss and damage, and the relationships between sustainable development, inequality and climate change.

Nina has worked on the intersection of climate change, human rights and gender equality in both grassroots organizations and the United Nations (UN).

She received a BA (Hons) in Human, Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge as a Girdlers’ Scholar, and an MSc in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University, Beijing, as a Schwarzman Scholar.

Past experience

2022 - present Women4Climate Programme Manager, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
2021-22 Schwarzman Academy Fellow, Environment and Society Programme, Chatham House
2020-21 Schwarzman Scholar, MSc in Global Affairs, Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University
2020 Intern, High Commission of New Zealand, London
2019-20 Strategic Communications Intern, Office of the Executive Director, UN Women
2019 Human Rights Council Intern, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
2016-19 Girdlers’ Scholar, BA (Hons) in Human, Social and Political Sciences (Politics and International Relations), Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge