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Research Associate


Inès Bakhtaoui joined SEI Oxford in June 2020 as Research Associate.

As a member of SEI’s OnCliNe project, she is exploring the role that online technologies can play in making the UN Climate Change negotiations more transparent, effective and inclusive. She is also working on the subject of climate finance for loss and damage, and examining ways to integrate these issues into wider agendas at the international level. In addition, she is among a group of researchers analysing the effectiveness of climate change adaptation interventions.

Inès holds a MEng in Civil Engineering from l’Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne (France) and a MSc in Climate Change Management and Finance from Imperial College London. There, she wrote her thesis on catastrophe bonds and their suitability as a mechanism of risk transfer in low- and middle-income countries, and whether their use could increase financing for climate change-induced disasters.

Inès has a previous research background and work experience in climate change governance, clean energy and sustainable finance. She has a strong interest in loss and damage, climate change education and awareness raising, and adaptation finance.

Prior to joining SEI Oxford, Inès sailed across the Atlantic on the Regina Maris, a three-masted ship hosting a youth-led European think tank on sustainable travel.