Dr Paula Harrison
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK.
Paula Harrison is the Principal Natural Capital Scientist at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in the UK. She Coordinates the IMPRESSIONS project which is co-organising ECCA 2017. She specialises in working across sectors and disciplines to integrate different types of knowledge using both modelling and participatory approaches to find innovative solutions for adapting to climate change.
Organising committee (OC)
Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, UK
Alison currently works on mapping and assessing ecosystem services and green infrastructure, though her background is as a climate and energy consultant. She is interested in the multiple economic, social and environmental benefits of climate mitigation and adaptation action.
Dr Joseph Hagg
Adaptation Scotland / Sniffer / University of Edinburgh
Joseph is the Science and Skills Manager for Adaptation Scotland (a programme delivered by Sniffer) at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (University of Edinburgh). He is an experienced provider of adaptation capacity building with a wide range of practitioners and decision-makers – including the development of a range of climate services with suppliers, purveyors and users.
Prof. Richard Betts
University of Exeter and Met Office Hadley Centre
Professor Richard Betts is Chair in Climate Impacts at the University of Exeter and Head of Climate Impacts Research at the Met Office Hadley Centre. He is coordinator of the EU-funded project HELIX (High-End cLimate Impacts and eXtremes), which is co-organising ECCA 2017.
Richard’s research focusses on interactions between climate, land ecosystems and the hydrological cycle. He was a Lead Author on the IPCC Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports, first in Working Group 1 (Physical Science Basis) then Working Group 2 (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability). He was also a lead author on the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and contributed to the First and Second UK Climate Change Risk Assessments.
Prof. Agustín Sanchez Arcilla
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya; co-ordinator of the RISES-AM project.
Prof. A. Sánchez-Arcilla is full Professor at the Catalonia Univ. of Technology. He is the Director of the Maritime Engineering Lab (LIM/UPC). He has published 16 books and over 130 research papers, supervised 28 PhD theses and taken part in more than 30 EU research projects.
Sustainable Glasgow Manager & Chief Resilience Officer at Glasgow City Council
Duncan Booker is Sustainable Glasgow Manager and Chief Resilience Officer for Glasgow City Council. He has more than twenty years’ experience in local government policy development and was previously an advisor to the Leader of the Council. Duncan is a graduate of the Universities of Oxford and Glasgow.
Science & Practice Advisory Committee
Diogo De Gusmão-Sørensen DG R&I
Kit England Sniffer, UK
Ioan Fazey University of Dundee, UK
Jozsef Feiler European Climate Foundation, Hungary
John Firth Acclimatise, UK
Marc Gramberger Prospex, Belgium
Stefan Haenen Prospex, Belgium
Ad Jeuken Deltares, The Netherlands
André Jol EEA
Katharine Knox Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Marcus Lindner EFI, Finland/International
Laszlo Pinter Central European University, Hungary
Maeve McLynn Climate Action Network
Mário Pulquério FFCUL, Portugal
Rob Swart Alterra, The Netherlands
Christiaan Wallet Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment of The Netherlands
Hans Sanderson University of Arhus, Denmark
Eric Schellekens Arcadis
Alessandra Sgobbi DG CLIMA
Caroline Zickgraf University of Liege, Belgium
Local Advisory Committee
Ben Twist Creative Carbon Scotland
Mark Irwin GCC Education Services
Tahseen Jafry Glasgow Caledonian University
Susie Mitchell Glasgow City of Science
Patricia Boyle Met Office
Larissa Naylor NERC / University of Glasgow
Caitlin Hamlett NHS Scotland
Roddy MacLean Scottish Government
Allen Hughes Scottish Government
Duncan Stone SNH
Ruth Wolstenholme Sniffer
Marc Metzger The University of Edinburgh
Roger Street UKCIP
Tanya Wilkins UKCIP
Shona Rawlings 2050 Climate Group
Sam Curran 2050 Climate Group
David McAllister PAS
01. Evidence for action: data, climate services & communication
02. Planning ahead: delivering resilience in the face of climate uncertainty
03. Business and finance: mobilising investment in climate change adaptation and building low carbon, climate resilient economies
04. Making it happen: organisations, policy, governance, justice & ethics
05. Working together: co-production of knowledge between science, business, policy, practice and local communities
06. Adaptation in practice: case studies, monitoring, support tools and guidance
07. Global challenges: climate adaptation and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
08. Whole system sustainable solutions: acting across multiple sectors and scales
09. Urban, energy & infrastructure
10. Agriculture & forestry
11. Water security & flooding
12. Biodiversity, ecosystem services & nature-based solutions
Professional Conference Organiser
Ollie Brook, Conference Partners