I joined Acclimatise after completing an MSc in Environmental Governance at the University of Manchester where I acquired a detailed understanding of UK and international climate change policy. My dissertation investigated the internal governance of climate change networks and how they work to shape policy.
In February 2012 I founded Get Resilient, an online web-magazine publishing articles and insights on the topic of resilience.
My interest in climate change stems from my experience working on environmental projects in Costa Rica. Since then I have worked within the ‘Adapting to Climate Change’ department at Defra, Friends of the Earth, and for the UK government's advisory body on climate change issues; The Energy and Climate Change Committee. I write on environmental issues and have had work published in the Ecologist magazine. I have also co-authored a research report for the United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR) and, in 2009, I was part of the UK youth delegation to the Copenhagen climate talks.
I also hold a BA in Geography from the University of Manchester.
Areas of expertise include:
As experienced policy analyst interested in furthering the development of my policy analyst skills through continuing work in programme development, planning and policy in an International Organization.
I am interested in reading books, article, travelling, photography, listening music, watching movie, documentary etc.
Policy and Programme Coordinator, All Party Parliamentary Group (APPGs) of Bangladesh Parliament since July 2008 to till date.
M.S. (Thesis) Urban Studies, Development, Planning and Policy, University of Dhaka
Department of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh: Result, First Class, Year: 2002 (Held in 2006)
-I had completed research work (M.S. Thesis) titled “The Nature and Process of Urban Development and the Land use Variability of a Secondary City of Bangladesh, Example-Barisal.” under direct supervision of Prof. Nazrul Islam, Former Chairman, University Grant Commission (UGC).
B.Sc (Hons.) (4 years) in Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka
Department of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh: Result-2nd class (4 Years Course), Year: 2001 (Held in 2004)
-Prepared report on Land use survey at Moulvibazar Pouroshava and its adjacent villages named North Molaim and Gujarai; submit a comprehensive report of this study as the Honors course dissertation.
-Have completed Sedi-mentological test as the main part to understand the soil category on different view on Golapgang upazila at Sylhet and submit the report as a part of academic study.
-Also obtained experience of working on impact of earthquake on the people of Moheshkhali Island and its socio-economic condition and submit the report as a part of academic study.
Ecologist with long interest in climate change issues, both in mitigation (LULUCF, REDD+ etc) and now adaptation. I have led IPCC activities and other international scientific collaborations. Spent 10 years at World Bank incorporating mitigation and and aptation priorities into its activities. Now "retired" but active in GAIN (see gain.org) which seeks to engage the private sector in effective adaptation and as a consultant.
I am a Climate Change Adaptation Advisor with the British Columbia Climate Action Secretariat. I work mainly on issues related to flooding and sea level rise. I am particularly interested in policies and regulations that promote adaptation to climate change impacts and in citizen engagement to develop support for adaptation measures that will need to be taken by governments.
Innovation management consultant and experience designer/impresario. Currently working on two portal platforms whose purpose it is to enable visitors to explore alternative futures and thereby evaluate the way they live today -- and change it, if necessary.
Both platforms are tentatively slated for development in Malmö, Sweden, one of the world's most sustainability-oriented cities.
When in the USA, I reside in Tucson, Arizona, one of the world's least sustainability-oriented cities. The desert is a harsh mistress.
Jeff Morris is a communications and advocacy professional with a background in government relations, organizational management and marketing.
Advocacy: Over the past several years Jeff has worked with a diverse selection of public and private stakeholders in advocating for renewable energy infrastructure and related capacity improvements. These include facilitating electric grid integration for a small hydro-electric facility, advocating for regional electric vehicle charging station networks and development of strategies for small targeted biomass energy production facilities.
Communications: Jeff’s communications work ranges from probono assistance for local non-profits to press and message development for elected officials to the creation of a fully integrated new media strategy for an on-line Climate Action Plan training facility.
Governance: Jeff’s background in governance includes his tenure as a local elected official, chair and co-chair of statewide policy committees and experience as a member of more than one non-profit governing board. From 2007 – 2008 Jeff served as co-chair of the California State Association of Counties Climate Change Task Force, which was formed to address 2006’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32) and the effect it would have on local government. Under Jeff’s leadership all 58 of California’s counties supported a unified policy on Climate Change making California the first state in the nation to have this broad support by local government.
For additional information please see www.jeffwmorris.com
Melissa has recently self-published her book Water Walkers: portraits of Ghana's street vendors, a sociological photo essay of 100 water vendors, mostly young and female, on the streets of Ghana. She has been an adjunct faculty member of the DePaul University Dept. of Sociology, has traveled extensively as a member of educational and humanitarian projects in Ghana, Panama and Siberia. In the United States, Melissa has designed applied quantitative research projects to better understand business, transportation and environmental issues for a variety of agencies and organizations. Melissa holds advanced degrees from DePaul University (M.A. in Sociology) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (M.S. in Urban Studies and Planning).
Steve joined ISC as Senior Program Advisor for Climate Adaptation in October 2011 where he provides insight, staffing and project management for ISC’s domestic and international programs. From 2009 – 2011, Steve was the Managing Director of the Climate Leadership Initiative where he managed community-based and sector-based adaptation projects in the Pacific Northwest, helped catalyze the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact as a model for regional scale adaptation and co-founded the American Society of Adaptation Professionals to serve as a community of practice for practitioners working in various sub-fields of climate adaptation.
From 2007 – 2009, Steve served in the administration of Florida Governor Charlie Crist where he directed energy and climate change policy development, managed the staff of the Florida Energy and Climate Commission, and secured over $170M for Florida in energy-related funding under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act. In 2007-2008, Steve served as the Staff Director for the Governor’s Action Team on Energy and Climate Change and played a key role in developing and passing Florida’s landmark 2008 Energy and Climate Bill (HB 7135). Previously, he served as the Policy Director for Florida's Department of Environmental Protection where he led agency-wide policy development on issues ranging from ocean protection to energy to information technology. In 2002-2003, he served at the U.S. EPA as Senior Advisor to Administrator Christie Todd Whitman’s Environmental Indicators Initiative, an effort that resulted in the publication of EPA's first national environmental and human health assessment using environmental indicators. In 1997-1998, he developed and implemented the FDEP Environmental Performance Management System, an initiative that twice won recognition in the Innovations in American Government program sponsored by the Ford Foundation, the Council for Excellence in Government, and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of West Florida and a Master of Public Administration from the Askew School of Public Administration & Policy at the Florida State University.
I am a Community Adaptation Facilitator with the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources. My background is in public policy (Master's in Public Administration), focusing on environmental and energy-related policies. I have worked on climate change-related issues for the past 3 years, and am currently the lead on a Canadian adaptation community of practice dedicated to mainstreaming adaptation in provincial and territorial policies and operations.