Julia Barrott

I manage and curate content for and support the development of the weADAPT platform, and help to foster current and new collaborations with internal and external partners (so please do get in touch if you want to know more about weADAPT!) As a researcher I am involved in SEI’s initiatives on Climate Servicesthe EU H2020 PLACARD project and the KE4CAP project amongst others. Currently I am focused on knowledge exchange and brokering and the development of ontologies and technologies to transform online knowledge management for enhanced learning, collaboration and coordination on climate action. I also assist the Knowledge Management Director at SEI and am involved in the development of a 'Travel Tracker' tool aimed at aiding researchers and practitioners to reduce their carbon footprint.

I hold a masters degree in Environmental Geoscience from Imperial College London and a DPhil in Earth Sciences (past climate reconstruction) from the University of Oxford. I joined SEI in September 2015 in order to pursue a research path relevant to sustainable development and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Children of the Sao Felix community in the Brazilian Amazon. Photo by Neil Palmer/CIAT for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). www.cifor.org

Conservation Organizations Need to Consider Adaptive Capacity

This article discusses why adaptive capacity assessment represents a critical tool supporting conservation planning and management. It also evaluates key factors guiding conservation NGOs.

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Climate extremes and resilient poverty reduction

Three ODI case studies – on drought risk in Mali, heatwaves in India and typhoons in Philippines – illustrate the relationship between climate change, climate extremes, disasters and poverty impacts

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How are dedicated climate funds progressing towards impact?

This short update summarises results reported in 2015 by 14 funds which have collectively approved more than $8.7 billion for climate change projects in developing countries. 

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Climate finance: is it making a difference?

This report, for the first time, analyses a decade of contributions and spending to nine major international and two national funds set-up to tackle climate change.

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Financing Inclusive Low-Carbon Resilient Development: Nepal

This report analyses the new financial delivery structures in Nepal that have been set up to channel low-carbon climate-resilient development finance to the poor, focusing on alternative energy.

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COP21: Development & Climate Days

The theme this year is "Zero poverty, zero emissions: tough talk on poverty and climate", reflecting the importance of achieving an agreement on climate change that is fair, as well as ambitious.

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Julia is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Vulnerability

Guidelines and tools for assessing the social and biophysical vulnerability to climate change.
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Governance, institutions and policy

Advancing new insights into good governance for sustainable development in the face of social and ecological change.
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Economics of adaptation

Assessing the costs of adaptation using multiple lines of evidence.
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Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Enhancing ecosystem services to support climate adaptation.
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Adaptation Decision Making

Sharing methods, tools and approaches for adaptation decision-making.
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Climate Adaptation Learning Resources

Training modules on climate analysis, vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning.
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