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).

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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A Framework for transforming the relationship between development and disaster risk

Part of the IRDR working paper series, this paper lays out a framework for transforming the relationship between development and disaster risk.

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TDDR at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

SEI's initiative on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk (TDDR) outcomes from the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held from 22-26 May, in Cancun, Mexico.

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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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Climate change adaptation readiness in the ASEAN countries

This review looks at the steps taken so far to reduce rural populations’ vulnerability in ASEAN countries, and identifies gaps and key concerns for furture research, action and policy development

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Visualizing connections: Mapping the landscape of adaptation research and practice through weADAPT

This working paper describes a collaborative project to visually map climate change adaptation research and networks based on semantic tagging in weADAPT.        

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Albert 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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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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Economics of adaptation

Assessing the costs of adaptation using multiple lines of evidence.
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