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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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Pastoralists come to Harshim town from neighbouring woredas and Somalia looking for water in Fafan Zone Somali region in 2017 - Image by Michael Tsegaye / UNICEF Ethiopia - Publications and resources

Financing climate adaptation in fragile states: A case of Somalia

This policy brief outlines some of the key actions the Federal Government of Somalia, and development and humanitarian partners financing climate-related activities can take to accelerate climate action.
Women carry water back to their homes in Wolgeba village in Halaba Zone - Image by UNICEF/ Nahom Tesfayeby - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Publications and resources

Climate Adaptation Investments in Conflict-Affected States

This policy brief provides a call to understand risks differently and increase financial support, including climate adaptation finance.
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 and resources

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 and resources

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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Residents of Mogadishu - Image by Tobin Jones/ UN - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Blog

Why we urgently need to fund climate adaptation in fragile- and conflict-affected countries like Somalia

For far too long countries affected by fragility and conflict, like Somalia, have faced obstacles when accessing climate finance. Here our experts share insight into what needs to change and why.
Building shelter at the Mentao Nord camp in Burkina Faso - Image by Oxfam International / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Blog

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.

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