Ferm Nickum

Nora Ferm Nickum

Senior Associate

I lead Cascadia's Climate, Sustainability, and Natural Resource Planning practice area, where I work on vulnerability assessments, evaluations, and planning efforts with cities, tribes, and foundations. 

Previously, as a Senior Climate Adaptation Specialist at USAID, I advised on the design of climate change adaptation programs across Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and Southeast Asia, and led the Global Climate Change Office's work on risk management, innovative finance, and urban resilience. I was also member of the US delegation to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations.


Cascadia Consulting Group develops and implements innovative solutions to today’s environmental challenges. Our company’s mission is to pioneer a sustainable future, making a positive difference for our clients, our community, and the environment. We work with governments, corporations, and nonprofit organizations across the United States and internationally to advance resource conservation, climate resilience, green infrastructure, and waste reduction solutions.