Jessica Comley

Jessica is a PlanAdapt Fellow, based in Cape Town, South Africa.

She is a climate change and environmental consultant with experience developing adaptation projects in more than 20 countries around the globe to leverage climate finance from international funds, including but not limited to the Green Climate Fund and Global Environment Facility. Her primary focus areas are adaptation planning, climate change and ecosystem-based adaptation, capacity development and stakeholder engagement. Jessica has led and contributed to a diverse array of projects, including UNICEF Climate Landscape Analyses for Children in Lesotho, South Africa and Rwanda; Strengthening Lesotho’s National Designated Authority; and Mainstreaming Gender into South Africa’s Nationally Determined Contributions.

Jessica has developed core areas of expertise in statistics and data analysis, climate finance, data visualization, science communication and education, editing and GIS to further contribute to the development of projects that build the resilience of communities, while safeguarding the natural environment. She strives to bring a dynamic and creative approach to her work, to make an impact where the need is greatest.

She holds a PhD in Zoology from the Centre for Invasion Biology at Stellenbosch University. With her research background, Jessica embodies a meticulous and observant approach, characterized by a keen eye for detail.

For more info, see Jessica’s LinkedIn page and ResearchGate Page.