Emily is a research analyst at Climate Analytics. Her work revolves around climate change impacts, adaptation, constraints, limits and loss and damage. The interlinkages between science and policy in vulnerable regions, especially the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa, have been at the heart of her research. Her work has been utilised in numerous forums including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and in climate litigation cases.
Currently, she is working on the implications of overshooting the 1.5°C temperature limit for long-term adaptation planning, as part of the Horizon Europe funded PROVIDE project.
Emily holds a PhD in Geography from the Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany) and Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (Sweden).
- Theokritoff, E., van Maanen, N., Andrijevic, A., Thomas, T., Lissner, L., Schleussner, C-F. Adaptation constraints in scenarios of socio-economic development. Scientific Reports. (2023) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-46931-1
- Andrijevic, M., Schleussner, C-F., Cuaresma, J.C., Lissner, T., Muttarak, R., Riahi, K., Theokritoff, E., Thomas, A., van Maanen, N., Byers, E. Towards scenario representation of adaptive capacity for global climate change assessments. Nature Climate Change. August 2023 (2023) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-023-01725-1
- Theokritoff, Adelle Thomas, Tabea Lissner, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, E., Thomas, A., Lissner, T., Schleussner, C-F. Interacting adaptation constraints in the Caribbean highlight the importance of sustained adaptation finance. Climate Risk Management. 39 (2023) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2023.100483
- Current and pledged adaptation finance scrapes the bottom of the barrel
- How is science making its way into national climate change adaptation policy? Insights from Burkina Faso
- A systematic global stocktake of evidence on human adaptation to climate change
- Machine-learning-based evidence and attribution mapping of 100,000 climate impact studies
- Debt-for-climate swaps for small islands
- Global evidence of constraints and limits to human adaptation
- Sustainable development through climate leadership — Opportunities for LDCs
- Towards a solid science base: loss and damage in the IPCC special reports
- Points clés pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest du rapport spécial du GIEC sur le changement climatique et les terres
COP28: social and economic metrics could serve as stepping stone for Global Goal on Adaptation
As work on shaping the Global Goal on Adaptation culminates this week at COP28, we explore if social and economic metrics could be used as proxies for a country’s ability to adapt.