Florence Crick

Research Officer

Florence joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in March 2013. Her work will focus on climate change adaptation, including the role of the private sector in adaptation.

Background

Florence holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Oxford, UK.

Prior to joining LSE, she spent three years as a Research Fellow at Griffith University, Australia. She has also worked at the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), Australia, and at the OECD in Paris.

Research interests

  • Adaptation to climate change at local, national and international levels;
  • Social and institutional dimensions of climate change adaptation in rural and urban settings;
  • Community-focused research on livelihoods, vulnerability, resilience and adaptation in developing and developed country contexts;
  • Disaster risk management.
Working paper  16 October, 2018

Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, small and medium enterprises in semi-arid areas: a case study from Kenya

This research suggests that female-led MSMEs in Narok, Kenya, may face both additional exposure to climate risk compared with men, and additional barriers to adapting to that risk. read more »

Book  23 July, 2018

Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in semiarid Areas: a case study from Kenya

Chapter published in the Handbook of Climate Change Resilience This chapter contributes to the literature on private sector adaptation by empirically exploring how female-led micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSMEs) … read more »

Research article  7 May, 2018

Post-disaster social recovery: disaster governance lessons learnt from Tropical Cyclone Yasi

Post-disaster social recovery remains the least understood of the disaster phases despite increased risks of extreme events leading to disasters due to climate change. This paper contributes to advance this … read more »

Research article  26 April, 2018

Strengthening insurance partnerships in the face of climate change – Insights from an agent-based model of flood insurance in the UK

This paper investigates how partnerships can incentivise flood risk reduction by focusing on the UK public-private partnership on flood insurance. read more »

Research article  13 April, 2018

How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

This paper investigates to what extent and how micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries are adapting to climate risks. read more »

Research article  22 January, 2018

Enabling private sector adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

The private sector is increasingly recognized as having important potential to help society adapt and become more resilient to climate change. Yet there is limited research examining how to … read more »

2017

Working paper  9 November, 2017

How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

This paper investigates the extent to which, and how, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in poor countries are adapting to climate risks, finding that the ability of firms to respond depends on factors that can be shaped through policy intervention. read more »

Research article  28 March, 2017

Assessing surface water flood risk and management strategies under future climate change: insights from an agent-based model

Jenkins, K., Surminski, S., Hall, J. and Crick, F. (2017) Assessing surface water flood risk and management strategies under future climate change: insights from an agent-based model. Science of the … read more »

2016

Working paper  16 December, 2016

Enabling private sector adaptation in developing countries and their semi-arid regions – case studies of Senegal and Kenya

Climate change poses increasing risks to economic growth and development efforts across the world. Semi-arid regions (SARs) are one of the hotpots that have been identified by the Intergovernmental Panel … read more »

Working paper  9 June, 2016

Strengthening insurance partnerships in the face of climate change – insights from an agent-based model of flood insurance in the UK

This paper investigates how partnerships can incentivise flood risk reduction by focusing on the UK public-private partnership on flood insurance. read more »

Research article  19 May, 2016

Multinational and large national corporations and climate adaptation: are we asking the right questions? A review of current knowledge and a new research perspective

Adapting to climate change requires the engagement of all actors in society. Until recently, the predominant research focus has been on governments, communities, and the third sector as key actors … read more »

Working paper  8 February, 2016

Assessing surface water flood risk and management strategies under future climate change: an agent-based model approach

Flooding is the costliest natural disaster worldwide. In the UK flooding is listed as a major risk on the National Risk Register with surface water flooding the most likely cause … read more »

2015

Working paper  30 March, 2015

Novel and improved insurance instruments for risk reduction

In the context of natural disaster insurance and risk reduction this paper looks at how to assess existing insurance offerings and how to design new schemes. read more »

Working paper  11 March, 2015

Multinational corporations and climate adaptation – Are we asking the right questions? A review of current knowledge and a new research perspective

Adapting to climate change requires the engagement of all actors in society. Until recently, predominant research focus has been on governments, communities and the third sector as key actors in … read more »

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Commentary  18 June, 2018

Pursue twin goals of adaptation and development in semi-arid regions

Policymakers must pursue both climate adaptation and development if they are to support the poorest in semi-arid regions say Florence Crick, Kate Gannon an Estelle Rouhaud. read more »

In the news  23 May, 2018

How businesses in sub-Saharan Africa are adapting to climate change

Small firms that have faced repeated exposure to extreme climate events are more likely to develop adaptation responses, write Florence Crick and Shaikh Eskander read more »

In the news  3 February, 2018

Enabling private sector adaptation to climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa

Advanced Science News, 3 February 2018  

2016

Commentary  6 July, 2016

Strengthening the UK’s flood insurance partnership in the face of rising risks: what role for property developers?

Florence Crick and Swenja Surminski outline ways in which property developers could help reduce flood insurance premiums. read more »

2015

In the news  13 October, 2015

Where do multinationals fit in global efforts to adapt to climate change?

Is there a role for the private sector in improving climate resilience? Alina Averchenkova and Florence Crick relfect on recent research carried out by the Institute in this LSE Business Review Blog. read more »

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Book  23 July, 2018

Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in semiarid Areas: a case study from Kenya

Chapter published in the Handbook of Climate Change Resilience This chapter contributes to the literature on private sector adaptation by empirically exploring how female-led micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSMEs) … read more »

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