Entries by Meghan Alexander

Loss and Damage as a Third Pillar of Climate Action

On March 17th, Adapt Lock-in researcher Dr. Lisanne Groen (Open University of the Netherlands) acted as discussant at a webinar organised by the American University in Washington D.C. on ‘Loss and Damage as the Third Pillar of Climate Action’. At the webinar, IPCC author Dr. Adelle Thomas from the University of the Bahamas & Climate […]

Closing the Climate Adaptation Gap and Unlocking Transformative Change

Conference presentations available below A huge thank you to all our speakers and everyone who attended this event! All presentations are available to download below. Keynote presentations Tom Mitchell (EIT Climate-KIC) – “Transformational Climate Adaptation” is available on request. Please contact [email protected] Examining the adaptation gap through the lens of lock-ins Adapting our Coastlines Confronting […]

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Closing the Climate Adaptation Gap and Unlocking Transformative Change Virtual conference 24-25th March 2022 Please register HERE Aim & goals – To effectively adapt and keep pace with the rising impacts of climate change we cannot maintain business-as-usual. However, a range of barriers, path dependencies and self-reinforcing ‘lock-in’ dynamics are impeding efforts to adapt and […]


“Closing the climate adaptation gap: Unlocking opportunities for transformative change” Adapt Lock-in is hosting an international (virtual) conference on 24-25 March 2022. The conference will address the following themes: Examining the adaptation gap through the lens of lock-ins Adapting our coastlines – barriers, lock-in dynamics and opportunities for transformative change Human health under extremes Adapting […]

“We are not equal when it comes to heat” – Interview with Dr Lisanne Groen

Adapt Lock-in researcher, Dr Lisanne Groen, gave a recent interview with Missions Publiques on the intrinsic links between climate change and health. Here are some key take home messages: Climate change not only impacts physical health but also has significant implications for mental health. For instance, mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic […]

Climate anxiety and why it’s not all bad, explained to children

Several German newspapers published an interview with Julie King on September 16th. Julie explains to children all about climate anxiety, why it occurs, what to do about it, and how it can actually be helpful for inspiring action. Climate anxiety, or “Klimaangst” in German, describes of chronic uncertainty, worry, stress, and apprehensive expectation caused the […]

Sixteen Ways to Adapt: A Comparison of State-Level Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in the Federal States of Germany

Climate change adaptation (CCA) strategies aim to reduce or prevent negative climate change impacts and, in some cases, maximise potential benefits. This analysis provides the first systematic assessment of all state adaptation strategies in Germany based on 2 main research questions: how comprehensive are German state CCA strategies, and to what extent do policy approaches and […]

The Littlest Duckling of the Team: Julie’s PhD journey so far

After earning a master’s degree in Sustainability Economics and Management from the University of Oldenburg with a focus on environmental planning, I spent a few years working for a regional development organization in the Northwest of Germany. One of my tasks there was assisting in a project focused on municipal adaptation to climate change from […]