Monica Coll Besa

I am a Research Associate of  the Stockholm Environment institute (SEI) Oxford Centre in the UK. I am a transdisciplinar researcher with a passion for research communication and the use of creative and practical approaches to achieve social change. My work focuses on the social aspects of climate adaptation, particularly at the science-policy-practice interface in developing country contexts (especially in Africa but not limited to).

My diverse work and interests include climate services, ICTs and climate risk communication; climate knowledge brokering; adaptation decision-making; social learning, social change and monitoring, evaluation and learning; the integration of community-based and ecosystem-based adaptation approaches; vulnerability and livelihoods; and adaptation and mitigation synergies (mainly climate-smart agriculture and climate resilient development in urban contexts). I also have a strong interest in the links between climate change and gender aspects, especially with regards to differentiated vulnerability and gender-sensitive adaptation strategies. 

I am the editor of the Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation theme, the Ecosystem-based adaptation theme, and the EcoAdapt Network of weADAPT and I provide strategic support to the development of weADAPT.

CONSIDERATIONS FOR TAKING RESILIENCE FORWARD AT THE CITY SCALE

Building Resilience in African Cities

This Thinkpiece is based on reflections from a group of FRACTAL project members around what the term resilience really means, particularly within the context of African cities.

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Dialogue for decision-making: the ‘City Learning Lab’ approach

The FRACTAL ‘City Learning Lab’ approach is designed to facilitate problem-solving at the intersection of climate change and urbanization trends across cities in Southern Africa.

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The SEI Initiative on Climate Services

This initiative is developing and testing a new framework - Tandem - for the improved co-design, use and interpretation of climate services. 

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Key insights from ecosystem- and community-based adaptation practice

Climate adaptation planning requires an integrated approach that can address different local needs, priorities and knowledges while being contextualised to wider landscapes or ecosystems and scales.

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Water Governance and Climate Change Adaptation in Three Latin American Model Forests

This Occasional Paper presents the results of the EcoAdapt Project, a joint undertaking by four research and five civil society organizations from Europe and Latin America. 

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Explorando el camino hacia la protección y aprovechamiento del agua

Este artículo describe los hallazgos y aprendizajes clave obtenidos a medio camino de implementación del proyecto EcoAdapt, que son de interés y aplicación a una escala mayor.

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

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Small Islands and Climate Change

Promoting an understanding of the vulnerabilities and resilience of islands not only among SIDS but also among countries with islands.
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Cities and climate change

Views on trends, challenges, findings and case studies of cities adapting throughout the world.
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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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Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Enhancing ecosystem services to support climate adaptation.
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Forests and Climate Change

Exploring the role of forests for the adaptation of people to climate change.
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