Nicole de Paula
Writer/Editor Earth Negotiations Bulletin
Nicole de Paula holds a Ph.D. in Political Science/International Relations from Sciences Po Paris and is a former fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR) at the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), Washington D.C. In 2010, she was awarded a fellowship to study at the London School of Economics and Political Science as part of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN). Prior to joining the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), she worked for the International Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (Iddri), as well as for the UN Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. At SCBD, she assisted the Principal Officer of the Implementation and technical Support Division to advance the Business and Biodiversity Program. She also worked previously on the European research project RAMSES, which aimed to deliver quantified evidence of the impacts of climate change and the costs and benefits of a wide range of adaptation measures, focusing on cities. Currently Nicole is the Executive Director of Global Health Asia Institute (GHAI), a Bangkok-based think tank, where she works with a diverse group of people to advance her organizations’ mission: to research and inform the linkages of health and well-being with sustainable development, environmental conservation, and social equity. Convinced that improving sustainability communication is urgent, she voluntarily joined the Commission for Education and Communication (CEC) of the IUCN-The International Union for Conservation of Nature- for the period 2017-2020.