Kate Hughes
Senior Climate Change Specialist, Climate Change, Resilience, and Environment Cluster, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department, Asian Development Bank

Kate joined ADB in March 2020 and works on climate-change-related issues with a focus on climate policy and finance. Prior to this, she consulted on climate change and sustainable development projects across 19 countries in Asia and the Pacific for various clients, including ADB. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a master’s in Engineering, majoring in Energy Policy and Planning.


Recovery interventions should provide not only economic stimulus but also address climate and disaster risk to ensure that gains are sustained.