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Abbie Clare

Research Officer

Abbie was a postdoctoral researcher with the PRISE project (Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies) from January 2016 until April 2018. Abbie has an inter-disciplinary background spanning the fields of psychology, environmental management and sustainable development.

Prior to joining to the Institute Abbie had completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, which investigated the socio-economic suitability of biochar as a sustainable agriculture technology in China. Concurrently, Abbie also worked as a consultant for the Asian Development Bank to explore the climate change benefits of biochar, bio-gas and composting projects in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam.

Within the PRISE project, Abbie is working across the fields of psychology, climate change and international development to explore how household and community resilience to climate-related shocks and stressors can be measured through research, and improved through policy. Specifically, Abbie is interested in how the emerging field of subjective resilience relates to more traditional resilience measurements, and how this knowledge can be used to inform climate adaptation programming.

Book  1 January, 2018

Trends in climate change legislation

A deepening understanding of the importance of climate change has caused a recent and rapid increase in the number of climate change or climate-related laws. Trends in Climate Change Legislation … read more »

2017

Research article  26 September, 2017

Subjective measures of climate resilience: What is the added value for policy and programming?

Subjective approaches to resilience measurement are gaining traction as a complementary approach to the standard frameworks that typically contain objective measures. Proponents suggest that subjective approaches may add value … read more »

More in research publications

Policy report  24 April, 2018

MSRI Brief: Subjective approaches to measuring resilience

Dr. Abbie Clare, Dr. Lira Sagynbekova and Mr. Akyl Rahmanberdi uluu April 2018 External link to publication

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Book  1 January, 2018

Trends in climate change legislation

A deepening understanding of the importance of climate change has caused a recent and rapid increase in the number of climate change or climate-related laws. Trends in Climate Change Legislation … read more »

More in book publications