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E-mail: j.j.west@cicero.oslo.no

Jennifer is a senior social scientist at CICERO, with 15 years of interdisciplinary research experience working at the intersection between climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, natural resource management and international development.  

Her formal training (Master, PhD) is in international environment and development studies, with a focus on smallholder agriculture and seed-based humanitarian interventions in East Africa, but she has also worked extensively on local climate vulnerability, adaptation and transformation processes in coastal areas of Norway, has conducted field research in rural India and China, and is involved in several EU projects and initiatives aimed at enhancing social science contributions to climate services research and innovation. Her current research aims at understanding the potentials and limitations for societal transformation at the local level and enhancing the practical relevance and impact of climate information and services for various stakeholders. She co-leads the “Local Solutions” research group at CICERO, and is a co-initiator and co-leader of an Action Group within the European Joint Programming Initiative "Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe" (JPI Climate) that aims to enhance the societal relevance of climate research within and beyond Europe. She is also is an Expert Team Member of the WMO Commission for Climatology Focus Area 4 "Capacity Development for Climate Services”.

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Projects

  • Climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation in Tanzania CICERO's role was to carry out studies of adaptation to climate change among smallholders in selected local communities in Tanzania, and combine the findings with results from modeling of farming systems and modeling of the agricultural sector in the country.
  • TRANSFORM The TRANSFORM project explores how Norwegian municipalities can contribute to transformation to a low-emission society.
  • CoCliME: Co-development of CLimate services for adaptation to changing Marine Ecosystems European coastal ecosystems are changing as a result of interactions between a number of drivers including overfishing, pollution, and climate change. Changes in marine ecosystems will impact on human health, food safety and the future sustainability of sectors including aquaculture, fisheries and tourism.

Publications and outreach at CICERO

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