Nicholas P. Simpson

Africa Climate Mobility Initiative

Senior Advisor and Knowledge & Practice Lead


Dr Nick Simpson is the Senior Advisor and Knowledge & Practice Lead of the Africa Climate Mobility Initiative. He is also a research fellow at the African Climate and Development Initiative at the University of Cape Town and affiliate of the African Association of Science. He is a Lead Author of the IPCC 6th Assessment Report and the IPCC Synthesis Report. His research focuses on human responses to climate change and climate-resilient development pathways for Africa. His work on complex climate change risk revised the new the IPCC risk framework and has advanced our understanding of compound and cascading climate risk, including adaptation, maladaptation, and mitigation response risk. Nick has published over 40 peer reviewed articles, including the first continental-scale study of climate change literacy rates across Africa, climate risk to Africa’s coastal heritage, and the first adaptation feasibility assessment for Africa. Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7_0C7-8AAAAJ&hl=en

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