This study by UNDP, the Climate Security Mechanism and the Nataij Group examines climate finance implemented under multilateral 'vertical funds' and discusses how to make this work more effectively in contexts affected by conflict and fragility.
Catherine Wong is Team Leader for Climate and Security and the technical lead on climate change, peace and security in UNDP’s Global Policy Network. She is matrixed to the Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions Team - Crisis Bureau and the Climate Strategies and Policy Team - Bureau of Policy and Programme Support. Catherine possesses more than 15 years’ experience working on climate change and environment at headquarters and in-the-field. Serving as UNDP’s focal point on the Climate Security Mechanism and the UN Water-led core group on Leveraging Water for Peace, Catherine was recognized as one of 25 Young Security Leaders by the Government of Germany, Körber-Stiftung and the Munich Security Conference (2021-22) and is an observer of the International Military Council for Climate and Security.