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Senior Manager, United Kingdom Division Kristen Donnelly

Kristen Donnelly is a Senior Manager at Chemonics International with over eight years of experience supporting international development programs in the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. She specializes in climate-induced displacement, forced migration, and adaptation. Kristen holds a B.A. in economics and international relations from Syracuse University and an MSc. in international migration and public policy from the London School of Economics.

by Kristen Donnelly

Why Glasgow’s Climate Talks Should Warm to Resettlement for Small Island States

Small, low-lying islands are on the frontlines of climate change. From Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico, to Tuvalu and Kiribati in the Pacific, these populations not only face existential sea-level rise, but exacerbated economic and social fallout from an ever-warming world. While many states have fostered climate resilience by fortifying…