Alexandre K. Magnan

Senior Research Fellow

Alexandre is developing research on vulnerability and (mal)adaptation to climate and environmental change. He's working on coastal areas and small islands especially in the Indian Ocean (e.g., Reunion Island, Maldives, Mauritius) and in the Pacific (Kiribati, French Polynesia). He is particularly interested in "trajectories of vulnerability" (characterization of influencing factors and their interactions over time), the risk of maladaptation (typology, evaluation, case study) and adaptation pathways (guiding principles), as well as in the implementation of a Global adaptation goal within the international climate negotiations.

Alexandre holds a doctorate in Geography (2005, University of Montpellier 3) and an Habilitation to supervise research (2018, University of La Rochelle).

He joined IDDRI in october 2007.

Alexandre is also member of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Working Group 2 "Impact, Vulnerability, Adaptation", Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere, and Sixth Assessment Report).

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Changement climatique : penser les « trajectoires » de l’adaptation

This blog post shows how adaptation pathways can help us better address climate change. 
Cet article montre comment une approche par les "trajectoires" d'adaptation pourrait nous permettre de faire face au changement climatique.

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Towards a Global Adaptation Progress Tracker

This paper proposes to measure adaptation progress directly at the global level through the development of new indicators and using new technologies - the Global Adaptation Progress Tracker.

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Meeting the global challenge of adaptation by addressing transboundary climate risk

This brief from SEI, IDDRI and ODI finds that a transboundary view of climate risk creates opportunities for international cooperation on adaptation.

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