Åsa Gerger Swartling

Åsa Gerger Swartling (PhD) is Senior Research Fellow and Head of Knowledge Management at SEI.  Åsa has broad experience combining research, scientific leadership, project and programme management in the sustainable development sphere. Her main areas of interest and experience include participatory research, environmental governance, science-stakeholder collaboration and learning, with focus on climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and natural resource management.In her role as Head of Knowledge Management, Åsa is responsible for enhancing and supporting SEI’s organizational learning process, including knowledge platform development, content management, as well as implementing supporting processes and activities related to SEI’s monitoring, evaluation and learning efforts. In previous years, Åsa has served as SEI’s Capacity Development Director (2016-2018) and theme leader of the global SEI research theme Transforming Governance (2010-2015).She has spent over six years as affiliated researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (2008-2014), which included a co-leader role of three research themes.

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Adaptive capacity determinants in developed states

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Adaptive capacity in a community context has so far mainly been studied in developing countries as well as indigenous communities in the industrialised world. This article adds to...

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A framework for facilitating dialogue between policy planners and local climate change adaptation professionals

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The dominant approach to mainstreaming climate adaptation into sectoral policies relies on an ‘upscaling’ model in which it is envisaged to extract lessons from local change processes to...

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Climate change adaptation in Swedish forestry

Cover photo: “Traces of Gudrun” © urbanlegend/flickr

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This report explores how climate change adaptation concerns were integrated into the Swedish forestry discourse in the...

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Beyond generic adaptive capacity

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This paper examines the processes by which the generic adaptive capacity of a system is translated into adaptation to climate change, what form it takes, and what factors...

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Knowledge for local climate change adaptation

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Adaptation to climate change is often perceived as a local concern; yet local stakeholders are influenced by knowledge and politics from international and national contexts. Based...

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A Framework for Dialogue Between Local Climate Adaptation Professionals and Policy Makers

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Unlike the issue of climate change mitigation, discussions about climate adaptation are still in their infancy in most national policy debates. The most popular...

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