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Zoha Shawoo

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Based in

United States
North America

Zoha Shawoo is an Associate Scientist at the Stockholm Environment Institute, working in the Equitable Transitions program. Her research primarily focuses on the intersection between climate change, inequality and sustainable development at the global and national level, including how coherent and equitable climate policies can be designed. Zoha also works on climate finance, and is co-leading SEI’s work on how loss and damage finance can be delivered to vulnerable and marginalised communities.

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Climate Justice

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Daszkiewicz, C., Shawoo, Z., Nazareth, A., Coleoni, C., Kwamboka, E., Ghosh, E., Han, J. Y.-C., Inga, K., Tran, M., & Diaz-Chavez, R. A. (2022). “Shifting power through climate research.” Applying decolonial methodologies. SEI brief.

Schipper, E.L.F., Ensor, J., Mukherji, A., Mirzabaev, A., Fraser, A., Harvey, B., Totin, E., Garschagen, M., Pathak, M., Antwi-Agyei, P., Tanner, T. and Shawoo, Z. (2021) “Equity in climate scholarship: a manifesto for action.” Climate and Development.

Shawoo, Z., Maltais, A., Bakhtaoui, I., and Kartha, S. (2021). “Designing a fair and feasible loss and damage finance mechanism.” SEI brief.

Lundsgaarde, E., Adams, K.M., Dupuy, K., Dzebo, A., Funder, M., Fejerskov, A.M., Shawoo, Z., Skovgaard, J. (2021). “The politics of climate finance coordination.” Policy brief. Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm.

Dzebo, A., Shawoo, Z. and Kwamboka, E. (2020). “Coordinating climate finance in Kenya: technical measures or political change?” SEI Policy Brief. Stockholm.

Shawoo, Z. and Verkuijl, C. (2020). “Building back better through climate plans: how NDCs and LT-LEDS can address fossil fuel production and support a just and sustainable recovery.” SEI Policy Brief.

Shawoo, Z., Dzebo, A. Hägele, R., Iacobuta, G., Chan, S., Muhoza, C., Osano, P., Francisco, M., Persson, Å., Linner, B-O. and Vijge, M.J. (2020). “Increasing policy coherence between NDCs and SDGs: a national perspective.” SEI policy brief. Stockholm Environment Institute. Stockholm.

Shawoo, Z. and C. L. McDermott, C.L. (2020). “Justice through polycentricity? A critical examination of climate justice framings in Pakistani climate policymaking.” Climate Policy, 20(2), pp.199-216.

Schipper, E. L. F., Eriksen, S. E., Carril, L. R. F., Glavovic, B. C. and Shawoo, Z. (2020). “Turbulent transformation: abrupt societal disruption and climate resilient development.” Climate and Development, 0(0). 1–8.

Shawoo, Z. and Thornton, T. (2019). “The UN local communities and Indigenous peoples’ platform: A traditional ecological knowledge‐based evaluation.” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 10(3), p.e575.