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Mairi Dupar

Research Fellow

  • Climate and Sustainability
  • Global Risks and Resilience
Portrait of Mairi Dupar

Mairi is a Senior Technical Advisor in the Global Risks and Resilience Programme, with particular expertise in climate risk management and adaptation to climate change. She currently focuses on providing technical advice to colleagues in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America on enhancing ambition and social inclusion in climate policies and programmes; also, on reducing climate-related loss and damage by strengthening weather and climate information services and anticipatory early action.

Mairi currently serves as the Gender and Social Inclusion Lead and Managing Editor for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). Mairi has acted as the project leader for major CDKN initiatives to make Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports more accessible to developing country readers (most recently, www.cdkn.org/landreport and www.cdkn.org/oceanreport). She has authored a policy summary of the findings of the Ecosystems for Poverty Alleviation programme, www.espa-headlines.ac.uk, and a book on integrating climate goals into development www.cdkn.org/mainstreaming. Her guide to communicating about climate change is now the subject of a major e-learning course across the Americas, www.cdkn.org/communicating.

Mairi leads on knowledge management for the Climate Ambition Support Alliance, which works to enhance the capacity of climate negotiators from climate-vulnerable countries; and also for the Building Resilience and Adapting to Climate Change (BRACC) hub in Malawi and Weather and Climate Information Services in Africa (WISER) TRANSFORM project. She advises on communication and stakeholder engagement for Supporting Pastoralism and Agriculture in Recurrent and Protracted Crisis (SPARC) in Africa and the Middle East.

  1. Climate change is causing havoc worldwide – we can still limit the damage

  2. Our thoughts on COP26 – reflections on the Glasgow Climate Pact

  3. Issue brief: Resilient Generation: supporting young people’s prospects for decent work in the drylands of east and west Africa

    Briefing/policy papers

  4. Report: Resilient Generation: supporting young people’s prospects for decent work in the drylands of east and west Africa

    Research reports

  5. IPCC report: No further proof needed of our planetary emergency

  6. International Women's Day: Time to put Malawi's gender equality laws into practice

  7. Investing for sustainable climate services: insights from African experience

    Research reports

  8. A conversation with Sonam P. Wangdi and Anne-Marie Trevelyan

  9. The humanitarian impact of combined conflict, climate and environmental risks

    Briefing/policy papers

  10. How to take early action in the eastern Caribbean to avoid climate extremes becoming disasters

  11. Facing twin climate and conflict shocks, governments step up

  12. Strengthening forecast-based early action in the Caribbean

    Briefing/policy papers

  13. Climate change, conflict and fragility: an evidence review and recommendations for research and action

    Research reports

  14. IPCC’s Climate Change and Land report: how we can shape a healthier planet

  15. Let’s talk climate change: four tips for communicating about it

  16. A real accelerator for achieving climate goals

  17. How are countries getting ready to implement NDCs?

  18. Game-changing report finds that climate action will avert millions of air pollution deaths

  19. Countries must follow technical achievement of COP24 by stepping up ambition

  20. IPCC 1.5°C Special Report: key next steps for policy-makers

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