About

Climate Change Consultant ,
Independent

37 Crump Way
WR11 3JH
United Kingdom

Summary

Ruth is a climate change, environment and international development professional, with a particular focus on climate resilience, adaptation planning, and climate finance readiness. She has 9 years’ experience providing policy research, analysis, implementation and project/programme management in these fields, working extensively with a range of donors/international development partners and national governments worldwide. Ruth's recent assignments have included supporting countries with INDCs, capacity building support, contributing to the evaluation of EU adaptation strategy implementation and leading inputs to the EU’s 7th national communications.
Prior to joining Ricardo, Ruth was Climate Finance Adviser for the Commonwealth, where she designed and led a work programme on climate finance readiness and resilience, focusing on improving the access, use and delivery of climate finance for small and vulnerable member states, including the Commonwealth Climate Finance Skills Hub proposal.

Qualifications and credentials
MSc Environment and Development, 2007 - 2008, Completed, University of Reading
BSc Tropical Environmental Science, 2002 - 2006, Completed, University of Aberdeen
Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate, Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre/UNEP (Ongoing), 2017 - 2018, On-going, ADCP / UNEP
National Adaptation Plans and Building Resilience in Agriculture, 2017 - 2018, Completed, UN CC: Learn
English, Excellent, Excellent, Excellent, Excellent
Work experience
Gender mainstreaming
M & E specialist
Climate financing specialist
Proposal writing/Report writing
Capacity building specialist
Adaptation Planning
Ricardo Energy & Environment, Climate Change Consultant, London, Desk based, Project Manager/Researcher, Support project for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (GIZ), Providing project management and research to the Technical Lead. Supporting GIZ to deliver/facilitate a set of regional workshops in Africa and Asia f, Desk-based, EU 7th National Communication and 3rd Biennial Report (DG CLIMA), Adaptation Chapter Author, Adaptation Chapter co-author for of 'Vulnerability assessment, climate change impacts, and adaptation measures’ chapter: As an Annex I Party to the Un, Desk-based, Adaptation Consultant, Study to Support the Evaluation of the EU Adaptation Strategy (DG CLIMA), Providing technical research inputs throughout the study of the Strategy’s implementation to date, experience gained and lessons learnt, and identific, Desk-based, Adaptation Consultant:, The role of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process in translating Nationally Determined Contribu, Leading the development of international guidance to governments on possible links between the NAP process and NDCs in order to clarify how these link, Desk-based, Project manager/Adaptation Consultant:, Country Level Impacts of Climate Change (CLICC) capacity building (UNEP), Providing knowledge transfer and capacity building to UNEP staff to help embed the CLICC programme within UNEP. Leading the design, development and fa, Bridgetown, Barbados, Adaptation Consultant:, Supporting the preparation of Barbados’ INDC (UNDP), Provided inputs to in country INDC process, including stakeholder engagement workshop and interviews, review of key institutional and policy documents, Desk-based, Adaptation Finance Consultant:, Communicating Country Level Impacts of Climate Change (DECC), Scoping out and consulting on possible approaches for more consistent reporting on climate impacts at national level. Led the assessment and review of, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Project Manager:, Scoping and Assessment for DFID Bangladesh's new Climate Change Programme (DFID-B), Led a five week scoping phase, which included a two week mission to conduct stakeholder consultations in Dhaka, undertaking an evidence review, develo, Desk-based, Researcher, Literature Review on Energy Access and Adaptation to climate change (DFID), Exploring the evidence for possible inter-linkages between energy access and improved climate resilience and adaptation to climate change for vulnerab, Desk-based, Consultant, Developing a National Implementing Entity (NIE) for Bangladesh (CDKN), Provided inputs towards detailed, iterative analysis of the capacity of potential NIEs against the GCF’s environmental and social safeguards and fiduc, Desk-based, Researcher:, Institutional Mapping - UK institutions providing services on climate resilience (DFID PEAKS Evidenc, Prepared an institutional mapping for DFID India, focusing on UK institutions currently provide services, knowledge or expertise in the fields of clim
Commonwealth Secretariat, Adviser - Climate Finance, London, Desk-based/ Samoa, Adviser:, Climate Resilient Islands Partnership (The Commonwealth), Facilitated a partnership across three regional inter-governmental organisations (SPREP in the Pacific, IOC in the Indian Ocean and CCCCC in the Carib, Desk-based / Mauritius, Lead Adviser, Commonwealth Climate Finance Skills Hub Proposal (The Commonwealth), Responsible for shaping the development, scoping and design process for a Commonwealth Climate Finance Skills Hub Proposal, in consultation with Commo, Desk-based, Research Officer, Commonwealth Expert Group on Climate Finance (The Commonwealth), Co-ordinated the deliverables of the Expert Group, including organising two high-level meetings (preparing briefing notes, background research, logist
HTSPE Ltd, Senior Project Manager, Hemel Hempstead, UK, Nepal/ desk-based, Project Manager, Nepal Climate Change Support Programme - Start Up (DFID Nepal), Managed a team of 10 national and international experts working with the Government of Nepal and DFID (client) to prepare the implementation of Nepal', Desk-based, Project Manager, Scaling Up Climate-Smart Agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa (DFID South Africa), Managed a team of two consultants to develop the initial start-up period for a regional Climate-Smart Agriculture programme with the Tripartite of COM, Desk-based, Project Manager:, Support to Bangladesh Climate Change Facility (Strategic Fund) (DFID Bangladesh), Provided fund management support, including commissioning research; developing terms of reference aligned to DFID Bangladesh's Climate Change Programm, Nepal, Research Consultant:, Programme Formulation Support (DFID Nepal), Support to DFID Nepal to finalise Programme documents for Design of Multi-Stakeholder Forestry Programme/ Climate Change Adaptation Programme. Finalis
Publications
• Commonwealth Expert Group on Climate Finance (2013), Improving Access to Climate Finance for Small and Vulnerable States, (Contributing Researcher a, The Commonwealth., http://thecommonwealth.org/sites/default/files/news-items/documents/Report%20of%20the%20Commonwealth%20Expert%20Group%20on%20Climate%20Finance.pdf
• Toby R. Marthews, David F. R. P. Burslem, Ruth T. Phillips, and Christopher E. Mullins (2008) Modelling Direct Radiation and Canopy Gap Regimes in T, Wiley Online, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1744-7429.2008.00431.x/abstract