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in Recurrent and Protracted Crises

Yue Cao is a senior research officer in SPARC/ODI. He has more than nine years of research and technical assistance experience working on climate finance, climate risks and adaptation, and infrastructure analysis for think tanks, consultancies and multilateral organisations.

His current work supports the access and delivery of climate finance in countries affected by the double vulnerabilities of climate and conflict, supporting the new climate finance goals post-2025; and on the principles of equity and justice in the global climate finance architecture. Follow Yue on Twitter @cao_yue86

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Somali women living in El Waq, a small town in Somalia have long suffered years of conflict, marginalization and drought/ Credit: Mohamed Abdullah Adan, PACT (CC BY-NC 2.0) Publications

Exploring the conflict blind spots in climate adaptation finance in the Sahel and Horn of Africa

This research accompanies the synthesis report ‘Exploring the conflict blind spots in climate adaptation finance’, which provides key recommendations based on the findings in this working paper.
A woman farmer collects millet crop in El Fasher, Sudan - Image by Albert Gonzalez Farran / UNAMID Publications

Synthesis report: Exploring the conflict blind spots in climate adaptation finance

This report examines whether climate adaptation programmes have been conflict-sensitive in fragile and conflict-affected regions, and the barriers to increasing adaptation finance to these contexts.

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Building shelter at the Mentao Nord camp in Burkina Faso - Image by Oxfam International / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Features

How can climate finance work better for fragile and conflict-affected regions?

Researchers at SPARC and UNDP share how smarter climate finance can support some of the most vulnerable people living with the impacts of both climate and insecurity to build their resilience.
A woman collects millet in a land rented by a community leader in Saluma Area, near El Fasher, Sudan (Photo: United Nations / Flickr) News

Climate adaptation finance has a blind spot on conflict and fragility

Communities affected by conflict and fragility are increasingly facing climate change threats, yet climate finance is leaving these people behind.