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Rachel Harrington-Abrams
Rachel Harrington-Abrams

Rachel Harrington-Abrams

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PhD student


Rachel is a PhD student in the Department of Geography. Prior to joining King's, she earned her master's in Environmental Policy at Sciences Po Paris, where she studied challenges in environmental governance ranging from the politics of marine protection to decarbonisation pathways.

Rachel previously worked at The Climate Group in New York, supporting clean energy transitions within the private sector and sub-national governments. She also conducted field research on community-led conservation and ecosystem-based management in Brazil.


Rachel's doctoral research focuses on the complex multilateralism of adaptation and loss and damage governance, including how constructed discourses, epistemic actors, and funding inform and impact decision-making processes within national governments on the use of planned relocation and managed retreat policies.

Thesis title: Climate change and planned relocation: Understanding decision-making processes for adaptation governance

PhD Supervision

Further details 

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