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 is currently a member of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage Expert Group on Slow Onset Events.

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).

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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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Rencana Adaptasi Perubahan Iklim

Konteks Adaptasi

Desa Gondang merupakan wilayah dengan luas sebesar 29,20 Km2. Kondisi alam di desa ini masih didominasi oleh tanah kering dan hanya sebagian kecil saja yang menjadi areal...

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Partnership for Governance Transition: Cultural Landscape of Bali

In 2012, UNESCO inscribed the Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy as a World Heritage Site. Read more about it here

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Climate change adaptation and youth leadership

This case study explored the application of the eco-village model in coastal and islet villages around Dompu, West, Nusa Tenggara (Lesser Sunda Islands), Indonesia.

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