Izabela Ratajczak-Juszko

Izabela Ratajczak Juszko is Research Associate at SEI Oxford. She has been following the UN negotiating process for over 8 years now.

Her primary research focuses on equity and transparency as key principles in climate governance and finance, broad stakeholder engagement, international institutions, international regimes, the climate change adaptation agendas and UN climate finance for adaptation actions in developing countries.

Past Experience

In 2010 she joined the Climate Change Adaptation programme within the Global Cities Research Institute at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. At the programme she was responsible for climate governance research with interests crossing local, regional, national, and international scales. 

In 2005 she joined Stockholm Environment Institute, Oxford office to jointly develop newly established European Capacity Building Initiative (ECBI) funded by the Oxford Climate Policy (OCP) where she worked as Deputy Director. 


ECBI focuses on capacity and trust building between EU and developing country climate change negotiators in the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). At the ECBI, in years 2005-2010, she has been responsible for organising Oxford Seminars for high level government officials from developing countries and a series of trust building seminars in UK and Germany. Izabela was also part of ECBI team that organized regional capacity building workshops in Botswana, Kenya, Indonesia, Thailand, Germany and Poland.


Izabela has postgraduate degree in International Studies, International Relations from Oxford Brookes University, UK. Her first degree is in Pedagogy and Resocialisation and she also holds a Diploma, in Environmental Protection: Water Management from Engineering and Environmental Protection Schools in Gdansk, Poland.

Globalne Negocjacje Klimatyczne

Podstawy Negocjacji UNFCCC

Globalne Negocjacje Klimatyczne: COP 19, 2013. Droga Z Rio Do Warszawy

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Multilateral adaptation finance


This paper analyzes potential criteria to allocate international funding for adaptation to climate change, as a response to one of the main governance challenges of international...

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Equity and cost-effectiveness of multilateral adaptation finance

A CIS discussion paper, published in Spring 2012 addresses two main questions:

1) Can multilateral adaptation finance both address equity and cost-effectiveness simultaneously? ...

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Izabela is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Economics of adaptation

Assessing the costs of adaptation using multiple lines of evidence.
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