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Latest Publications from TRAC3

Below is a summary of recent publications from the TRAC3 team demonstrating some of the key methodologies we use to track adaptation outcomes at the national, regional, and local levels. As further publications become available they will be added here.


What makes internationally-financed adaptation projects focus on local communities? A fuzzy-set configurational analysis of 30 Adaptation Fund projects

Global Environmental Change

Lead author: Ornsaran Pomme Manuamorn

Manuamorn, O. P., Biesbroek, R., & Cebotari, V. (2020). What makes internationally-financed climate change adaptation projects focus on local communities? A configurational analysis of 30 Adaptation Fund projects. Global Environmental Change, 61, 102035.


Contributions of scale: What we stand to gain from Indigenous and local inclusion in climate-health monitoring and surveillance systems

Environmental Research Letters

Lead author: Bianca van Bavel

Van Bavel, B., Ford, L. B., Harper, S. L., Ford, J., Elsey, H., Lwasa, S., & King, R. (2020). Contributions of scale: What we stand to gain from Indigenous and local inclusion in climate-health monitoring and surveillance systems. Environmental Research Letters.


Tracking global climate change adaptation among governments

Nature Climate Change

Lead author: Lea Berrang-Ford

Berrang-Ford, L., Biesbroek, R., Ford, J. D., Lesnikowski, A., Tanabe, A., Wang, F. M., … & Grecequet, M. (2019). Tracking global climate change adaptation among governments. Nature Climate Change, 9(6), 440-449.


A policy mixes approach to conceptualizing and measuring climate change adaptation policy

Climatic Change

Lead author: Alexandra Lesnikowski

Lesnikowski, A., Ford, J. D., Biesbroek, R., & Berrang-Ford, L. (2019). A policy mixes approach to conceptualizing and measuring climate change adaptation policy. Climatic Change, 156(4), 447-469.


Frontiers in data analytics for adaptation research: Topic modeling

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change

Lead author: Alexandra Lesnikowski

Lesnikowski, A., Belfer, E., Rodman, E., Smith, J., Biesbroek, R., Wilkerson, J. D., … & Berrang‐Ford, L. (2019). Frontiers in data analytics for adaptation research: Topic modeling. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 10(3), e576.


Are local climate adaptation policies credible? A conceptual and operational assessment framework

International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development

Lead author: Marta Olazabal

Olazabal, M., Galarraga, I., Ford, J., Sainz De Murieta, E., & Lesnikowski, A. (2019). Are local climate adaptation policies credible? A conceptual and operational assessment framework. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, 11(3), 277-296.


Community-based monitoring of Indigenous food security in a changing climate: global trends and future directions

Environmental Research Letters

Lead author: Steven Lam

Lam, S., Dodd, W., Skinner, K., Papadopoulos, A., Zivot, C., Ford, J., … & IHACC Research Team. (2019). Community-based monitoring of Indigenous food security in a changing climate: global trends and future directions. Environmental Research Letters, 14(7), 073002.


A framework for assessing community adaptation to climate change in a fisheries context

Environmental science & policy

Lead author: Eranga Galappaththi

Galappaththi, E. K., Ford, J. D., & Bennett, E. M. (2019). A framework for assessing community adaptation to climate change in a fisheries context. Environmental science & policy, 92, 17-26.


Technical Summary

In:  Global warming of 1.5°C. An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty

IPCC

Allen, M. R., de Coninck, H., Dube, O. P., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Jacob, D., … & Zickfeld, K. (2018). Technical Sumary. In: Global warming of 1.5°C. An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty [Masson-Delmotte, V., Zhai, P., Pörtner, H.O., … &  Waterfield T. (eds.)].


A global assessment of adaptation investment from the perspectives of equity and efficiency

Mitigation and adaptation strategies for global change

Lead author: Chen Chen

Chen, C., Hellmann, J., Berrang-Ford, L., Noble, I., & Regan, P. (2018). A global assessment of adaptation investment from the perspectives of equity and efficiency. Mitigation and adaptation strategies for global change, 23(1), 101-122.


Data, concepts and methods for large‐n comparative climate change adaptation policy research: A systematic literature review

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change

Lead Author: Robbert Biesbroek

Biesbroek, R., Berrang‐Ford, L., Ford, J. D., Tanabe, A., Austin, S. E., & Lesnikowski, A. (2018). Data, concepts and methods for large‐n comparative climate change adaptation policy research: A systematic literature review. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 9(6), e548.


Do administrative traditions matter for climate change adaptation policy? A comparative analysis of 32 high‐income countries

Review of Policy Research

Lead author: Robbert Biesbroek

Biesbroek, R., Lesnikowski, A., Ford, J. D., Berrang‐Ford, L., & Vink, M. (2018). Do administrative traditions matter for climate change adaptation policy? A comparative analysis of 32 high‐income countries. Review of Policy Research, 35(6), 881-906.


Assessing stakeholder needs for adaptation tracking

Adaptation Metrics (UNEP DTU)

Lead author: Frances M. Wang

Wang, F. M., Ford, J. D., Lesnikowski, A. C., Chen, C., Berrang-Ford, L., Biesbroek, G. R., … & Huq, S. (2018). Assessing stakeholder needs for adaptation tracking. In . Adaptation metrics: Perspectives on measuring, aggregating and comparing adaptation results (Vol. 2018, No. 1, pp. 49-61). UNEP DTU Partnership.


How is Australia adapting to climate change based on a systematic review?

Sustainability

Lead author: Tristan Pearce

Pearce, T. D., Rodríguez, E. H., Fawcett, D., & Ford, J. D. (2018). How is Australia adapting to climate change based on a systematic review?. Sustainability, 10(9), 3280.


Inuit adaptability to changing environmental conditions over an 11-year period in Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories

Polar record

Lead author: David Fawcett

Fawcett, D., Pearce, T., Notaina, R., Ford, J. D., & Collings, P. (2018). Inuit adaptability to changing environmental conditions over an 11-year period in Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories. Polar Record, 54(2), 119-132.


Intergovernmental relations for public health adaptation to climate change in the federalist states of Canada and Germany

Global environmental change

Lead author: Stephanie Austin

Austin, S. E., Ford, J. D., Berrang-Ford, L., Biesbroek, R., Tosun, J., & Ross, N. A. (2018). Intergovernmental relations for public health adaptation to climate change in the federalist states of Canada and Germany. Global environmental change, 52, 226-237.


Towards the assessment of adaptation progress at the global level

The adaptation gap report: towards global assessment

Lead author: Lea Berrang-Ford

Berrang-Ford, L., Wang, F. M., Lesnikowski, A., Ford, J. D., & Biesbroek, G. R. (2017). Towards the assessment of adaptation progress at the global level. In The adaptation gap report: towards global assessment (pp. 34-47). United Nations Environment Programme.


Assessing adaptation progress at the global level: Conceptual and methodological issues

The adaptation gap report

Lead author: Alexandra Lesnikowski

Lesnikowski, A., Ford, J. D., Berrang-Ford, L., & Biesbroek, G. R. (2017). Assessing adaptation progress at the global level: Conceptual and methodological issues. In The adaptation gap reporttowards global assessment (pp. 14-21). United Nations Environment Programme.


Representation of Indigenous peoples in climate change reporting

Climatic Change

Lead author: Ella Belfer

Belfer, E., Ford, J. D., & Maillet, M. (2017). Representation of Indigenous peoples in climate change reporting. Climatic change, 145(1-2), 57-70.


Measuring Progress on Climate Change Adaptation Policy by Dutch Water Boards

Water Resources Management

Lead author: Hans Kamperman

Kamperman, H., & Biesbroek, R. (2017). Measuring progress on climate change adaptation policy by Dutch water boards. Water Resources Management, 31(14), 4557-4570.


What does the Paris Agreement mean for adaptation?

Climate Policy

Lead author: Alexandra Lesnikowski

Lesnikowski, A., Ford, J., Biesbroek, R., Berrang-Ford, L., Maillet, M., Araos, M., Austin, S.E. (2017). Climate Policy.


Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change in OECD Countries

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Lead author: Stephanie Austin

Austin, S. E., Biesbroek, R., Berrang-Ford, L., Ford, J. D., Parker, S., & Fleury, M. D. (2016). Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change in OECD Countries. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13, 889.


Opinion: Big data has big potential for applications to climate change adaptation

PNAS

Lead author: James Ford

Ford, J. D., Tilleard, S. E., Berrang-Ford, L., Araos, M., Biesbroek, R., Lesnikowski, A. C., … Bizikova, L. (2016). Opinion: Big data has big potential for applications to climate change adaptation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(39), 10729–10732.


National-level progress on adaptation

Nature Climate Change

Lead author: Alexandra Lesnikowski

Lesnikowski, A., Ford, J. D., Biesbroek, R., Ford, L. B., & Heymann, S. (2016). National-level progress on adaptation. Nature Climate Change, 6, 261–264.


Climate change adaptation planning in large cities: A systematic global assessment

Environmental Science & Policy

Lead author: Malcolm Araos

M. Araos, L. Berrang-Ford, J.D. Ford, S.E. Austin, R. Biesbroek, A. Lesnikowski. 2016. Climate change adaptation planning in large cities: A systematic global assessment. Environmental Science & Policy. DOI 10.1016/j.envsci.2016.06.009.


Adaptation tracking for a post-2015 climate agreement

Nature Climate Change

Lead author: Dr. James D. Ford

Ford, J.D., L. Berrang-Ford, R. Biesbroek, M. Araos, S.E. Austin, A. Lesnikowski. 2015. Adaptation tracking for a post-2015 climate agreement. Nature Climate Change, 5: 967-969.


Public health adaptation to climate change in large cities: A global baseline

International Journal of Health Services

Lead author: Malcolm Araos

Araos, M., Austin, S. E., Berrang-Ford, L., & Ford, J. D. (2015). Public health adaptation to climate change in large cities: A global baseline. International Journal of Health Services, 46(1), 53–78.


The 4Cs of adaptation tracking: consistency, comparability, comprehensiveness, coherency

Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change

Lead author: Dr. James D. Ford

Ford, J.D., L. Berrang-Ford. 2015. The 4Cs of adaptation tracking: consistency, comparability, comprehensiveness, coherency. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. DOI 10.1007/s11027-014-9627-7.


Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change in Canadian Jurisdictions

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Lead author: Stephanie E. Austin

Austin, S.E., J.D. Ford, L. Berrang-Ford, M. Araos, S. Parker, M.D. Fleury. 2015. Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change in Canadian Jurisdictions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(1): 623-651.


Systematic review approaches for climate change adaptation research

Regional Environmental Change

Lead author: Dr. Lea Berrang-Ford

Berrang-Ford, L., Pearce, T., & Ford, J. D. (2015). Systematic review approaches for climate change adaptation research. Regional Environmental Change, 15(5), 755–769.


The status of climate change adaptation in Africa and Asia

Regional Environmental Change

Lead author: Dr. James Ford

Ford, J., L. Berrang-Ford, A. Bunch, C. McKay, M. Irwin and T. Pearce. 2014. The current status of climate change adaptation in Africa and Asia. Regional Environmental Change. DOI 10.1007/s10113-014-0648-2


What drives national adaptation? A global assessment

Climatic Change Letters

Lead author: Dr. Lea Berrang-Ford

Berrang-Ford, L., J.D. Ford, A. Lesnikowski, C. Poutiainen, M. Barrera, and S.J. Heymann (2014) What drives national adaptation? A global assessment. Climatic Change Letters, 124:441-450.


How are we adapting to climate change? A global assessment

Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change

Lead author: Alexandra Lesnikowski

Lesnikowski, A., J.D. Ford, L. Berrang-Ford, M. Barrera, and S.J. Heymann (2014) How are we adapting to climate change? A global assessment. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. DOI 10.1007/s11027-013-9491-x.


The state of climate change adaptation in the Arctic

Environmental Research Letters

Lead author: Dr. James Ford

Ford, J.D., G. McDowell, and J. Jones (2014) The state of climate change adaptation in the Arctic. Environmental Research Letters, 9(10): 104005.


Adaptation to climate change in glaciated mountain regions

Climatic Change

Lead author: Graham McDowell

McDowell, G., E. Stephenson, and J. Ford (2014) Adaptation to climate change in glaciated mountain regions. Climatic Change, 126(1-2): 77-91.


What we learned from the Dust Bowl: lessons in science, policy, and adaptation

Population and Environment

Lead author: Dr. Robert McLeman

McLeman, R., J. Dupre, L. Berrang-Ford, J.D. Ford, K. Gajewski, and G. Marchildon (2014) What we learned from the Dust Bowl: lessons in science, policy, and adaptation. Population and Environment, 35:417-40.


National-level factors affecting planned, public adaptation to health effects of climate change

Global Environmental Change

Lead author: Alexandra Lesnikowski

Lesnikowski, A., J.D. Ford, L. Berrang-Ford, M. Barrera, P. Berry, J. Henderson, and S.J. Heymann (2013) National-level factors affecting planned, public adaptation to health effects of climate change. Global Environmental Change, 23:1153-63.


How to track climate change adaptation: a typology of approaches for national-level adaptation

Ecology and Society

Lead author: Dr. James Ford

Ford, J.D., L. Berrang-Ford, A. Lesnikowski, M. Barrera, and S.J. Heymann (2013) How to track climate change adaptation: a typology of approaches for national-level adaptation. Ecology & Society, 18:40.


Civil society organizations and adaptation to the health effects of climate change in Canada

Public Health

Lead author: Carolyn Poutiainen

Poutiainen, C., L. Berrang-Ford, J.D. Ford and J. Heymann (2013) Civil society organizations and adaptation to the health effects of climate change in Canada. Public Health, 127(5):403-09.


Adaptation to climate change in the Ontario public health sector

BMC Public Health

Lead author: Jaclyn Paterson

Paterson, J., J.D. Ford, L. Berrang-Ford, P. Berry, A. Lesnikowski, J. Henderson, C. Poutiainen, and J. Heymann (2012) Adaptation to climate change in the Ontario public health sector. BMC Public Health, 12:452.


Are we adapting to climate change?

Global Environmental Change

Lead author: Dr. Lea Berrang-Ford

Berrang-Ford, L., J.D. Ford, and J.A. Paterson (2011) Are we adapting to climate change? Global Environmental Change, 21: 25-33.


Adapting to the  health impacts of climate change: a study of UNFCCC Annex I Parties

Environmental Research Letters

Lead author: Alexandra Lesnikowski

Lesnikowski, A.C., J.D. Ford, L. Berrang-Ford, J.A. Paterson, M. Barrera, and S.J. Heymann (2011) Adapting to the  health impacts of climate change: a study of UNFCCC Annex I parties. Environmental Research Letters, 6(4):044009.


A systematic review of observed climate change adaptation in developed nations

Climatic Change Letters

Lead author: Dr. James Ford

Ford, J.D., L. Berrang-Ford, and J. Paterson (2011) A systematic review of observed climate change adaptation in developed nations. Climatic Change Letters, 106:327-36.


Advancing adaptation planning for climate change in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR): A review and critique

Regional Environmental Change

Lead author: Dr. Tristan Pearce

Pearce, T., J.D. Ford, F. Duerden, B. Smit, M. Andrachuk, L. Berrang-Ford and T. Smith (2011) Advancing adaptation planning for climate change in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR): a review and critique. Regional Environmental Change, 11:1-17.