Albert Salamanca

Senior Research Fellow

Albert is a Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute’s Asia Centre where he leads its Climate Change, Disasters and Development cluster. Albert has over 15 years of experience working on climate change adaptation, natural resources management, conservation, development and sustainable livelihoods issues in several countries in Southeast Asia. His current research interests are on the themes of resilience, risk and vulnerabilities, traditional ecological knowledge, mobility and spatial linkages, disaster displacement, and sustainable livelihoods. He is a member of the UK GCRF Living Deltas Hub. His recently co-edited volume entitled "Climate Change, Disasters, and Internal Displacement in Asia and the Pacific" was published by Routledge.

He previously led SEI’s global initiative on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk and contributed to the Climate Services Initiative through the School of Climate and Living Traditions. Other projects he managed include the Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform (AKP) and the Partnership in Governance Transition: the Bali Cultural Landscape. Albert was also the Action Research Advisor for the Mekong Partnership for the Environment. Albert also contributes to weADAPT, an adaptation portal hosted by SEI. He has a PhD in Geography from Durham University (UK).

VAA Guidelines

Guidelines for Climate Change Practitioners

These guidelines incorporate the direct experience of projects in the Mekong Region that have used watersheds as an organizing element for climate-change VAAs.

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Including non-normative genders and sexualities (NNGS) in climate change adaptation policy and action

This joint project has contributed to strengthening local capacity and advocated for/integrated the concerns and strengths of LGBTIQ+ partners into local and national policies.

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Rice paddy, Indonesia

Review of ASEAN Guidelines on Climate-Smart Land Use

GIZ's Climate-Smart Land Use project had facilitated a review of ASEAN guidelines on climate-smart agriculture/climate-smart land use. This reports highlights the key findings of the review.

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Growing vegetables above the floods

Inclusive Resilience Outlook

This background document focuses on how to build inclusive resilience in the Asia-Pacific region – that is, resilience-building processes and practices that work for everyone. 

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Farmers at a climate field school in Bali

Co-designing climate services to integrate traditional ecological knowledge in Bali

This report discusses efforts to help Indigenous People adapt to climate change by combining their traditional ecological knowledge with scientific and technological sources of information about agriculture and climate change.

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Rice production in Vietnam affects the food security of many – all over the world. Photo: Unsplash / Siamak Djamei

Watch the adaptation blind spot

We know Asia’s least developed countries are highly vulnerable to the direct impacts of climate change, but they also face threats from indirect impacts, which are only now starting to be grasped.

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

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Gender and Social Equality

This theme aims to deepen engagement on issues of gender and social equality in the context of environment and development, foster collaborations and strengthen capacity.
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Small islands in Sipalay in Negros Occidental, Philippines (December 2019)

Small Islands and Climate Change

This theme curates information on the impacts of climate change on islands and the many approaches and activities that island inhabitants have done to respond to these impacts.
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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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National Adaptation Planning

Designing robust, flexible adaptation strategies for national adaptation plans.
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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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