Paola Sakai

  • UKRI Research and Innovation Fellow - University of Leeds

Research interests

I am interested in climate change adaptation and resilience. My work has produced impactful results in cities and businesses.

I specialise in:

  • climate vulnerability where I have investigated the synergies between disaster risk reduction
  • improvements in health and wellbeing
  • the promotion of inclusive growth

My work in cities places particular attention to evidence-based collaborative urban strategic planning and city-to-city cooperation to create resilient cities and food systems; climate-compatible development and SDGs.

My other work strand is climate financing and assessing the economic costs of flooding on SMEs.