Peer reviewed publications

The green climate fund and its shortcomings in local delivery of adaptation finance. Climate Policy, with Barrett, S., White, P. C., Marchant, R., & Averchenkova, A. (2022).

Systems thinking in COVID-19 recovery is urgently needed to deliver sustainable development for women and girls. Lancet Planetary Health, with Barlow M., Giraudo M. E., Lines T. & Grugel J. (2021).

COP26 as an opportunity to further democratise the Green Climate Fund. The Lancet Planetary Health, with Marchant R. & White P. (2021).

The value of secondary use of data generated by non-governmental organisations for disaster risk management research: evidence from the Caribbean. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 56, with Megaw A., Barlow M., Altink H. & White P. (2021)

Lessons from Tanzanian forest management: Justice in environmental and climate policy transitions. In Ryder et al. (Eds) Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene From (Un)Just Presents to Just Futures. Routledge (2021).

Country ownership of adaptation: Stakeholder influence or government control? Geoforum, 113, 26-38 (2020).

Challenging the obsession with local level institutions in country ownership of climate change adaptation. Land Use Policy, 94 (2020).

Do country-owned adaptation interventions reflect local level priorities? Application of a framings approach. Climate and Development, 1-13 (2019)

Gannon K.E., Conway D., Pardoe J., Ndiyoi M., Batisani N., Odada E., Olago D., Opere A., Kgosietsile S., Nyambe M., Omukuti J. (2018). Business experience of floods and drought-related water and electricity supply disruption in three cities in sub-Saharan Africa during the 2015/2016 El Niño. Global Sustainability. 2018.

Blogs and articles

Climate adaptation finance is ineffective and must be more transparent. The Conversation (2021)

The Green Climate Fund Is Not Doing Enough to Support Just Transitions in the Global South. Just Transitions Research Collaborative (2021).

Development funds in Sub-Saharan Africa are being cut and reallocated—but locals’ needs must come first. LSE COVID-19 Blog, with Barlow, M. (2020).

Sub-Saharan countries are taking on more debt, and women will bear the brunt of repaying it. LSE Covid 19 Blog, with Barlow, M. & Grugel, J. (2020).

Communities benefit from agro-meteorology advice in Kenya; Joto Afrika Special Issue, with Mwesigwa J. (2013).

Seasonal climate forecasts help improve productivity of family farms, Baobab Issue 69 (2013).

Reports and briefing notes

Aligning climate finance for an equitable and sustainable net zero future. COP26 Universities Network Briefing Note, with Heubaum, H., Jackson, F., Seega, N. & Zalewska, A. (2021).

Triple wins in adaptation, mitigation and development. COP26 Universities Network Briefing Note, with Hutton G., Hill C., Marchant R., Sheffield J., Suckall N. and Ngarachu F. (2021).

Climate Justice from Below Local Struggles for Just Transition(s). UNRISD Report (contribution to report) (2019)

Climate projections for Ethiopia, GCAP technical report, with Greatrex H., Downing T. & Zermoglio F. (2012).

Media, Podcasts and outreach

2021, COP26: billions are being spent tackling climate change- where is it all going? Climate podcast Part 1. The Conversation.

2021, The real story: Who pays to fix climate change? BBC World Service.

2021, Guest speaker on UCL Podcast on Global Politics, episode on Global Climate Justice

2021, Guest speaker at Guide to COP26, a youth-led initiative working to introduce youth to COP26.

Select invited talks and presentations

2020, Invited to a roundtable organised by the Grantham Institute (LSE) and the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to inform the preparations for COP26 by the UK Presidency

2020, Panellist on a webinar at UNRISD on Financing Just Transitions.

2020, Panellist at a webinar at University College London’s Political Economy of Development Webinar Series on Foreign Direct Investment, Aid and Development.

2019, Presenter on just transition to low carbon in emerging urban areas in developing countries, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and UNRISD

PhD Thesis

Omukuti J., 2020. Intra-state equity implications of country ownership of climate change adaptation. PhD Thesis. University of Reading.