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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 adaptation and transformation processes in Norway, has conducted climate 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 in Norway and enhancing the practical relevance and impact of climate information and services for stakeholders in coastal Europe and in Africa. She is a co-initiator and co-leader of the Action Group 'Enabling Societal Transformations' within the European Joint Programming Initiative "Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe" (JPI Climate) and a member of the WMO Commission for Climatology Expert Team on 'Climate Information for Decision-making'.

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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.
  • ACRoBEAR – high-latitude risk of wildfire and disease The ACRoBEAR (Arctic Community Resilience to Boreal Environmental Change: Assessing Risks from fire and disease) project will quantify changing risk of boreal forest fire and natural-focal disease for local communities in high northern latitudes under changing environmental and climatic conditions.

Publications and outreach at CICERO

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