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Laura Kuhl

Northeastern University

Based in

United States
North America

Laura Kuhl is an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and the International Affairs program at Northeastern University. Her research focuses on adaptation and resilience policy in developing countries, with a focus on adaptation finance, innovation and transformational change. She has conducted fieldwork in Latin America, the Caribbean and East Africa.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States Ethiopia Honduras

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Climate Justice Agriculture

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Kuhl L and Shinn JE. 2022. Transformational adaptation and country ownership: competing priorities in international adaptation finance. Climate Policy,1-16.

Kuhl L. 2021. A call for the sustainable transitions community to engage with adaptation. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 41, 60-63.

Kuhl L, Rahman MF, Mcrain S, Krause D, Hossain MF, Bahadur A, Huq S. 2021. Transformational adaptation in the context of coastal cities. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 46: 449-479.

Sotolongo M, Kuhl L, Baker S. 2021. Using environmental justice to inform disaster recovery: Vulnerability and electricity restoration in Puerto Rico. Environmental Science and Policy, 122: 59-71.

Kuhl L. 2021. Policymaking under scarcity: reflections for designing socially-just climate adaptation policy, One Earth 4(2): 202-212.

Kasdan M, Kuhl L, Kurukulasuriya P. 2021.The evolution of transformational change in multilateral funds dedicated to financing adaptation to climate change. Climate and Development, 13(5): 427-442.

Jones L, Kuhl L, Matthews N. 2020. Addressing power and scale in resilience programming: a call to engage across funding, delivery and evaluation. The Geographic Journal, 186 (4), 415-423

Stratton AE, Kuhl L, Blesh J. 2020. Ecological and nutritional functions of agroecosystems as indicators of smallholder resilience. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 4, 173

Kuhl L, van Maanen K, Scyphers S. 2020. An analysis of UNFCCC-financed coastal adaptation projects: Assessing patterns of project design and contributions to adaptive capacity. World Development 127: 10478.

Kuhl L. 2020.Technology transfer and adoption for smallholder climate change adaptation: opportunities and challenges. Climate and Development, 12(4) 353-368.

Kuhl L. 2018. Potential contributions of market-systems development initiatives for building climate resilience. World Development.108: 131–144

Cohn AS, Newton P, Gil JBD, Kuhl L, Samberg L, Ricciardi V, Manly JR, Northrop S. 2017. Smallholder agriculture and climate change. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 42: 347-375.

Moomaw W, Bhandary R, Kuhl L, Verkooijen P. 2016. Sustainable development diplomacy: diagnostics for the negotiation and implementation of sustainable development. Global Policy 8 (1), 73-81.

Read L and Kuhl L. 2015. Bringing the elephant into the room: integrating risk into interdisciplinary water programs. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education 155: 19-27.

Kuhl L, Kirshen PH, Ruth M, Douglas E. 2014. Evacuation as a climate adaptation strategy for environmental justice communities. Climatic Change 3-4: 493-504.

Biagini B, Kuhl L, Gallagher KS, Ortiz C. 2014. Technology transfer for adaptation. Nature Climate Change 4(9) 828-834.

Gallagher KS, Grubler A, Kuhl L, Nemet G, Wilson C. 2012. The energy technology innovation system. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 37: 137-62.

Kuhl L and Sheridan M. 2009. Stigmatized property, clams and community in coastal Ecuador. Journal of Ecological Anthropology 5(1): 17-38.