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Jane Lichtenstein

Associate Researcher, Climate Crisis Advisory Group (CCAG), University of Cambridge

I assist in the production of publications and administration for the Climate Crisis Advisory Group (CCAG). CCAG was established in 2021, and is a group of 15 leading international climate scientists who have come together to provide a new avenue for discussion and engagement. CCAG publishes reports, holds public meetings, and seeks to ensure that any body or any person can have access to clear, accurate and nimble information about the Climate Crisis.

I was previously an Associate Lecturer in Development Studies at Cambridge University. My PhD was completed in the Centre of Development Studies at Cambridge.

I was a commercial litigation partner in a large law firm for many years. In 2008 I went to work in Zambia as a volunteer for 20 months, then in Rwanda for the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI, Rwanda) over a two year period. Whilst working in Rwanda I started my distance learning MSc in Sustainable Development (SOAS, CeDEP). My Master's dissertation was about a farm cooperative in Eastern Rwanda and the farmers' access to finance. My PhD took an in depth look at the impact of a financial inclusion policy in Rwanda on the strengthening of a sustainable farming policy.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate - International Development, Rwanda, University of Cambridge


  • 2012 
    SOAS (CeDEP), MSc Sustainable Development