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Nichola Hughes

Nichola Hughes is Director of Sustainable Northern Ireland. She also manages the Sustainable Development Forum, a network of local government officers working together to drive forward the sustainable development agenda in Northern Ireland.

Previously, Nichola was on the secretariat of the Climate Change Advisory Council, where she supported the council in providing advice to government on climate change policy in Ireland. Prior to that, she managed the Mayor of London's flagship domestic retrofit programme (RE:NEW) and has delivered several local government initiatives in the UK suporting the transition to a low carbon economy.

Nichola has a MSc in Climate Change from the University of East Anglia and her early career focussed on climate change and resilience planning within local government. Nichola now sits on the Steering Group of Climate Northern Ireland.