Siri is the lead author on Chapter 13, "Poverty and Livelihood”, about how climate change and possible mitigation of climate change affects poverty and livelihoods. Dr. Andrei Marin, researcher at Noragric, is also a contributing author on the same chapter, with pastoralism as a specialty. Professor Asuncion Lera St. Clair, research director at Cicero and Noragric board member, has been lead author for sub report 2, contributing author on chapter 13 as well as member of the editorial board for the Assessment Report 5.
This is the first time that a separate chapter is written in the UN's climate report on poverty and living conditions in connection with adaptation to climate change .
- Climate has profound consequences and can not be separated from society and people's livelihoods. Climate change is more than an environmental issue, it is part of the fundamental development issue both in rich and poor countries, reminded Eriksen us.
Dr Ståle Navrud from the NMBU School of Econommics and Business has also contributed to the sub report as a review editor, while Professor Arild Angelsen, from the same department, has contributed to sub report III which will be launched 13 April.
Livelihoods strategies and changing poverty patterns
On Monday, Eriksen talked about how both climate change and the measures taken in the face of them may have different effects on different groups, including strengthening or undermining their livelihoods strategies.
An important issue in this context is whether climate change reinforces poverty.
The chapter Siri and Andrei contributed to relates also to the poverty pattern that is changing and in particular that there are large groups of poor peolpe in non-poor countries.
Siri Eriksen with a cronicle in Aftenposten "Den globale ulikhet" April 12th
Siri Ekriksen interviewed by Ås Avis " Siri Eriksen fra NMBU skrev deler av FNs klimarapport" April 9th
Siri Eriksen participating at the seminar 'Klimatilpasning og løsninger', arranged by Tekna Klima (Apr 8th).
ScienceNordic refers to Siri Eriksen: Food security hinges on climate adaptation (April 2nd)
Bistandsaktuel interviewed Siri Eriksen: Verden er ikke forberedt (April 1st)
Forskning.no interviewed Siri Eriksen: Klimatilpasninger kan øke matvare sikkerhet (Aat thel 1st)
Nasjonen refers to Siri Eriksen: Dei fattige blir hardast ramma (limited access) (April 1st)
Nasjonen refers to Siri Eriksen: Regn og tørke trugar matavlingar (limited access) (April 1st)
NRK Dagsrevyen with Siri Eriksen: Rapport fra FN's Klimapanel (March 31st)
NRK Urix with Asuncion Lera St Clair: Klimaendringer skaper flere fattige (March 31st)