Last week an article was published on “COP27 must deliver climate finance where it is needed most” in Mongabay. The article was written by our program manager for the Cities and Coasts Project, Dr. Valentine Ochanda, together with Sally Yozell (Environmental Security program at Stimson Center) and Jack Stuart (Environmental Security program).
- While it’s critical that adaptation financing continues to increase, it’s equally important that these funds are channeled into projects that protect those who are most vulnerable to the devastating consequences of climate change.
- This year, COP27 will take place in Egypt and the climate vulnerabilities facing communities across the African continent will be on full display, including the ongoing drought in the Sahel and floods in the Nile Delta.
- This opportunity to shape the “Adaptation COP” agenda needs to also include how these resources can be guided by data, toward building a more sustainable future, a new op-ed argues.
In the article they highlight results from recently completed risk assessments in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and in Mombasa, Kenya.
Sally Yozell is a senior fellow and director of the Environmental Security program at the Stimson Center, where Jack Stuart is a consultant with the Environmental Security Program. Valentine Ochanda (PhD) is the program manager of the Cities and Coasts Program at the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA).