Ben Smith

I work as an associate with SEI Oxford and have just finished a PhD at King's College London looking at factors influencing the effectiveness of ecosystem restoration, and the chanllenges posed by climate change. I have been involved in weADAPT since the very beginning editing content, building relationships and getting feedback from users on how to improve the site. I'm very excited by how much weADAPT now offers!

My interests are in the use of climate information to support adaptation, and in particular how to make information accessible in a credible and usable way. I am also very interested in developing work at the intersection of ecosystem restoration and adaptation, and the role restoration can play in ecosystem-based adaptation. 

At SEI I currently have a focus on training and capacity-building, but have also recently worked on screening donor portfolios for climate risks, and innovative approaches to visualising the networks of organisations working on adaptation.

weADAPT

Guidance questions on describing the context

The purpose of this activity will be to develop a contextual understanding and have a clear baseline package of your region's information.

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Effective use of climate science to improve adaptation in Africa

POLICY BRIEF : Effective use of climate science to improve adaptation in Africa 

Stockholm Environment Institute, May 2008

INTRODUCTION

Adaptation to climate variability is...

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Changes in Growing Season over Southern Africa

The following is a summarised version of the paper by Tadross, M. et al. Changes in growing-season rainfall characteristics and downscaled scenarios of change over southern Africa: implications for...
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Belarus Climate Screening

This brief screening was prepared as part of an Environment and Climate Change Policy Brief for SIDA which was produced by the University of Gothenburg in March 2010. The focus is on...

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Climate Overview: Timor Leste (East Timor)

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Note: This article was written in 2008 as part of project to support Sida to integrate climate change into their country assistance programmes.

Current Climate and...
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Summary methods to identifying climate vulnerability and exposure

I: Focus on key hazards or opportunities through a livelihood-exposure sensitivity matrix

A livelihood sensitivity matrix provides a starting point for determining which livelihoods are...

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