Zinta Zommers

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Wolk Visiting Fellow

Zinta Zommers is a Humanitarian Affairs Officer with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. She is the 2021-22 Wolk Visiting Fellow at Perry World House. She is a specialist in disaster risk reduction and anticipatory action, climate change adaptation, and loss and damage. She was a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Land and Food Security, and is an author of the IPCC’s forthcoming Sixth Assessment Synthesis Report. Zommers has worked with the United Nations in a variety of capacities in Kenya, Sierra Leone and Germany. In 2015 she joined the UN Secretary General’s Team, supporting the negotiation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Zommers has a M.Phil. in Development Studies and a D.Phil. in Zoology from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes scholar. She has authored books on early warning systems and adaptation to climate change, as well as numerous journal articles and articles in the media.

Expertise: Climate Change, Development, Global Governance, Sustainability, Africa

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