Jessica Troni

Jessica Troni

Chief Climate Change Adaptation Unit, UNEP


Jessica has an MSC Natural Resource & Environmental Economics from University College London and an MSc Public Policy and Management from School of African and Oriental Studies, London and more than 25 years of experience working in the environment and development field, of which 20 years’ experience is on climate change adaptation. She has oversight over all programming related to the international climate funds (Green Climate Fund, Least Developed Countries Fund and Adaptation Fund), in UNEP. She served as a UNDP Regional Technical Adviser for Adaptation for the East and Southern African Region between 2007 and 2014 and for the UK Department for International Development Headquarters from 2003 to 2007 as the adaptation policy lead and as the UK representative in the EU delegation to the UNFCCC for 4 years.  Jessica started her career as an Overseas Development Institute Fellow, posted in Zanzibar as an economist in the Commission for Lands and Environment from 1995 to 1997.

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Adaptation, Agriculture, Cooperation & partnerships, Extreme weather, Finance, Innovation, Loss and damage, Modelling, Peace / Climate Security, Private Sector

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