Yuzva Clement, Kristina

Project Associate

UNU Publications
  • Kristina Yuzva Clement
    Environmental Migration, Social Vulnerability & Adaptation Section

    Research Interests

    • adaptation
    • Climate Risk Insurance
    • comprehensive climate risk management


    • PhD. Candidate, VU University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • M.P.A., Queen’s University, Canada
    • B.Sc. (Hons), University of Toronto, Canada

    Biographical Statement

    Ms. Kristina Yuzva Clement is working as a Project Associate for the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) hosted at UNU-EHS in close collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The project aims to develop a strategic framework for low income countries and emerging economies in finding ways to implement climate risk insurance solutions in an integrated climate risk management approach.

    Ms. Yuzva Clement is also a PhD. candidate at the Department of Environmental Economics, Institute for Environmental Studies at the VU University, Amsterdam. She has a multi-disciplinary academic background having completed a Master’s in Public Administration and Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Canada.

    Ms. Yuzva Clement has also been involved on a number of adaptation-oriented projects including working as a Congress and Publications assistant for the “2nd Annual World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change” for ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability. In her role as a publication assistant, she wrote two introductory chapters and edited the book, “Resilient Cities: Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change – Proceedings of the Global Forum 2011.”

    Ms. Yuzva Clement has also worked as a Research Assistant for UNU-EHS: Environment Migration, Social Vulnerability, and Adaptation Section (EMSVA) where she coordinated and wrote a background literature review to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change SBI Work Programme on loss and damage distributed at four regional workshops across the globe. She is also a contributing author for the Working Group II for the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report.


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