Tom Downing - SEI

Thomas E Downing was formerly Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute's office in Oxford and Reader in the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford. He has extensive experience in climate change and disasters research and assessment, from the first protocol for climate change adaptation to mainstreaming procedures in the African Development Bank. His passion is working with small, innovative groups to find solutions. "Adaptation is a journey, each step counts." Tom now leads development of a new approach to climate change adaptation, the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership. GCAP offers client-driven consultancy, adaptation knowledge management services and training through the Adaptation Academy. 

Decision Analysis (Decision-Screening)

Climate adaptation is about making decisions. It is not our role to tell people what the outcome of climate change will be in 20 years as it is not knowable - there is too much...

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Narratives of adaptation signatures

National land use and development planning

The actors:

National government: previous exercises in national planning on climate change included the First National Communication, largely...

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CIRCE

Climate Change and Impact Research: the Mediterranean Environment (CIRCE) was an Integrated Project, funded under the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme from 2007-2011.

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NAIADE

NAIADE is software for Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) which has been developed by Giuseppe Munda, in cooperation between the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Joint Research Centre of the...

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CAVES

CAVES (Complexity, Agents, Volatility, Evidence and Scale)

The purpose of the CAVES project is to couple policy concerns for complex human-environmental systems with linked physical,...

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Global Climate Change Adaptation Network

At the end of October UNEP convened a consultation meeting in S. Korea with various UN agencies and experts on their proposed Global Climate Change Adaptation Network. An outline of the network is...

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