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.

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Barreras, fortalezas y oportunidades para la adaptación basada en ecosistemas: Bosque Modelo Jujuy

En este trabajo exploramos diferentes aspectos con el fin de generar evidencia sobre cómo se pueden integrar principios de EbA y CBA para la adaptación bajo un enfoque de sistemas socio-ecológicos.

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Barreras, fortalezas y oportunidades para la adaptación basada en ecosistemas: Bosque Modelo Chiquitano, Bolivia

En este reporte busca entender: 1) cómo el diseño e implementación de acciones que son fundamentales para adaptación, 2) cómo estos procesos se pueden escalar para incidir en la toma de decisiones

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Adaptation Fund Projects in Action

VIDEO: An overview of Adaptation Fund projects under implementation all over the world. 

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Integrating ecosystem- and community-based adaptation

Ecosystem- and community- based both have valuable benefits, but are often used in isolation.This article describes lessons learned from the integration of both approaches in the EcoAdapt project.

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Strategic Adaptation Plan for Araucarias del Alto Malleco

This report is a synthesis of the information gathered during 2 years of studies and stakeholder engagement in the EcoAdapt process implemented in the Model Forest Araucarias de Alto Malleco, Chile.

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EcoAdapt: Cross-site Analysis of EBA

This report summarises the results of a cross-site analysis of ecosystem-based adaptation projects in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.

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

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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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weADAPT Guidance

This space is dedicated to collect guidance material around how weADAPT works, how you, as a user or member can benefit from it, how to add content and much more.
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Communicating Climate Risk

Improving access and creating innovative ways to communicate climate risk.
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Global Initiative on Community Based Adaptation (GICBA)

Collective learning on Community Based Adaptation
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Climate Services

This theme covers information and research for understanding and using climate data, communicating climate change and providing effective climate services.
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