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.

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C3D+ Module: Climate risk communication

This module, developed in the C3D+ project aims to build capacity for the development and implementation of climate risk communication strategies in the context of developing countries.

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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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Normative Agency

Norms, both legal or customary/social norms, work as a coordinating mechanism for society, in that they contain prescriptions for behaviour in view of shared social space.

Norms can be...

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Mali - an assessment of vulnerability and climate hazards

The following analyses highlights an approach to assessing vulnerability and climate hazards which supported the ACCCA project:

Climate Change Adaptation from the Bottom Up...

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Google Earth Project California

This page provides access to applications in Google Earth and google maps that have been developed for the project working on climate change science, impacts and adaptation in California. 

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