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Yue Cao

Senior Research Officer

Global Risks and Resilience

Portrait of Yue Cao

Yue has nine years of research and technical assistance experience working on climate finance, climate risks and adaptation, infrastructure analysis and Chinese development finance for think tanks, consultancies and multilateral organisations. His current work supports the access and delivery of climate finance in countries affected by the double vulnerabilities of climate and conflict, the formulation of the equity and justice principles in the global climate finance architecture, the establishment of the new climate finance goals post-2025, and improving urban resilience in small cities and peri-urban centres.

Prior to joining ODI, Yue worked in infrastructure analysis with the ITRC consortium at the University of Oxford. He previously worked on economic and climate policy for China Policy in Beijing and the Turin World Affairs Institute in Italy. Yue also has experience working on sovereign debt at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Yue holds an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford, an MA in International Economics from the Berlin School of Economics and Law, and a BSc in International Development and Development Economics from Sapienza University. An Italian national, Yue is fluent in Italian, English, Chinese and has conversational German.

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

  2. BRI energy infrastructure in Pakistan: environmental and climate risks and opportunities

    Research reports

  3. Exploring the conflict blind spots in climate adaptation finance

    Research reports

  4. A fair share of climate finance: apportioning responsibility for the $100 billion climate finance goal

    Working papers

  5. China and global development: 10 things to read in July

  6. Driving a green recovery in developing countries: what role is China playing?

    Research reports

  7. A fair share of climate finance? An initial effort to apportion responsibility for the $100 billion climate finance goal


  8. Pulse 3 – recover, reform,  restructure: China’s outward investment appetite and implications for developing countries

    Research reports

  9. Five expert views on China’s pledge to become carbon neutral by 2060

  10. Economic Pulse 2: China navigates its Covid-19 recovery – outward investment appetite and implications for developing countries

    Research reports

  11. Economic Pulse 1: Covid-19 and economic crisis – China’s recovery and international response

    Research reports

  12. The impact of Covid-19 on climate change and disaster resilience funding: trends and signals

    Briefing/policy papers

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

    Research reports

  14. Enhancing women-focused investments in climate and disaster resilience

    Research reports

  15. How the arts and sciences can work together to improve disaster risk reduction

  16. Creating an earthquake scenario in China: a case study in Weinan City, Shaanxi province


  17. Homecoming: a story about how a strong earthquake affects a family with ‘left-behind’ children


  18. Transformational change in the Climate Investment Funds: a synthesis of the evidence

    Research reports

  19. A turning point in China's disaster preparedness?