Janna Tenzing

PhD candidate in Environmental Policy and Development

Department of Geography and Environment

Key Expertise
Climate change

About me

Janna’s research focuses on the human dimensions of vulnerability to climate change (particularly in least developed countries), and the role of social protection in national adaptation strategies for building resilience.

Janna has been a researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) since 2014, supporting the Least Developed Countries Group in the UN climate talks (UNFCCC). She engaged directly in the negotiations that led to the adoption of the Paris Agreement. Prior to this, she worked at UN Women on intergovernmental processes related to climate change and sustainable development.

Janna holds a MSc in environment, science and society (Distinction) from University College London and a BA in sociology and English from McGill University.

Academic Supervisors

Declan Conway
Dr Kasia Paprocki

Expertise Details

Climate change adaptation; social protection; vulnerability; resilience; gender; least developed countries