Laura Hammett

Climate Adaptation and Urban Resilience Specialist

Laura M. Hammett is an urban resilience and climate change adaptation specialist whose research and professional experience span the intersection of sustainable land use planning, international development, climate policy and finance, and disaster risk management. Ms. Hammett has a background in urban planning and has worked to support local governance and sustainable land use planning in the Balkans and East Asia. In addition, she has worked to advance resilient natural resource planning programs with the US Air Force, climate adaptation policy with the United Nations World Food Programme, and flood risk management and hazard mitigation planning efforts with various public and private sector organizations. Ms. Hammett completed a Masters of Environmental Management at Yale University and currently works with the United Nations Development Program to develop urban resilience and climate adaptation projects worldwide, with a particular focus on National Adaptation Planning processes and vertical integration of climate adaptation finance and policy.

adaptive financing for disaster recovery

The New Frontier of Adaptive Finance for Disaster Recovery

This report asks how financial institutions can adapt their offerings to rebuild healthy markets after shock events and explores the use of adaptive finance for supporting post-disaster recovery.

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Laura is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Disasters and Climate Change

Generating knowledge to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) with equitable, sustainable and resilient development, recognizing that development and DRR are interlinked.  
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Cities and climate change

Views on trends, challenges, findings and case studies of cities adapting throughout the world.
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National Adaptation Planning

Designing robust, flexible adaptation strategies for national adaptation plans.
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Economics of adaptation

Assessing the costs of adaptation using multiple lines of evidence.
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Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Enhancing ecosystem services to support climate adaptation.
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