Courting Catastrophe: Publications

Journal articles

Coughlan de Perez, E., van den Hurk, B., van Aalst, M., Jongman, B., Klose, T. and Suarez, P. (2015). Forecast-based financing: an approach for catalyzing humanitarian action based on extreme weather and climate forecastsNatural Hazards and Earth System Science 15 (4): 895-904.

Jones, L., Dougill, A., Jones, R.G., Steynor, A., Watkiss, P., Kane, C., Koelle, B., Moufouma-Okia, W., Padgham, J., Ranger, N., Roux, J-P., Suarez, P., Tanner, T. and Vincent, K. (2015). Ensuring climate information guides long-term development. Nature Climate Change, Vol. 5, pp. 812-814. Macmillan Publishers Limited.

Harteveld, C. and Suarez, P. (2015). Guest editorial: games for learning and dialogue on humanitarian workJournal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management 5 (1): 61-72.

Suarez, P. (2015). Rethinking engagement: Innovations in how humanitarians explore geoinformationISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information; special issue on “Geoinformation for Disaster Management”,Geo-Inf. 4, 1729-1749.

Conference proceedings and presentations

Key note speechfrom the Pakistan Courting Catastrophe Regional Workshop October 2016. Can humanitarian actions contribute to climate change adaptations? Siri Eriksen (for sound only click here)

Eriksen, S., Aldunce, P., Fay, P., Lenaerts, L., Lind, J., Mosberg, M., Nagoda, S., Khattak, B. N., Nyborg, I., Næss, L. O., Suarez, P. (2013).  Linkages between sustainable adaptation and transformation: Exploring humanitarian approaches for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. Conference proceedings, “Transformation in a changing climate”, 19-21. June, Oslo, Norway. ISBN: 978-82-570-2001-9


Carr, E.R., Abrahams, D., and Tozier de la Poterie, A. (2015). Vulnerability to hydrometeorological stresses in Kazungula, Zambia: the role of early warning in disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation. Report to the “Climate Change Resilient Development” program. The Hague: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre.

Gannon, C., Kandy, D., Turner, J., Kumar, I. Pilli-Sihvola, K. and Sisala Chanda, F. (2014). Near-term climate change in Zambia: What the research tells us. Project report: Future Climate For Africa. The Hague: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre.

van den Homberg, M., Cumiskey, L., Oprins, E., Suarez, P. and van der Hulst, A. (2015). Are you Ready! to take early action? Embedding serious gaming into community managed DRR in Bangladesh. In Palen, Büscher, Comes & Hughes (eds.) Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, Kristiansand, 24-27 May 2015.

Koelle, B., Bachofen, C., Suarez, P., Jones, R., Coughlan, E. and Mudenda, W. (2014). Future Climate For Africa: Pilot Phase Zambia Technical Report. The Hague: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre.

Mosberg, M. (2015). Vulnerable Groups and Sustainable Climate Change Adaptation - Seminar Summary Report. Courting Catastrophe Report no. 1, September 2015. University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway. ISSN: 2464-1537.

Mosberg, M. (2015). Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction in Urban Informal Settlements - Seminar Summary Report. Courting Catastrophe Report no. 2, December 2015. Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway. ISSN: 2464-1537.

Suarez, P., Otto, F.E.L., Kalra, N., Bachofen, C., Gordon, E. and Mudenda, W. (2015). Loss and damage in a changing climate: Games for learning and dialogue that link HFA and UNFCCC. The Hague: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Working Paper Series No. 8. Commissioned as an input paper for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015.

Sandvik, R. K. (2016) Adapting to Changing Needs? New Models for Humanitarian Aid in an Uncertain World. Courting Catastrophe Report no. 5, June 2016. Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway. ISSN: 2464-1537.

Sandvik, R. K. (2016) Climate Change Adaptation: The Role and Influence of Humanitarian Interventions towards Response and Prevention of Crises. Courting Catastrophe Report no. 4, April 2016. Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway. ISSN: 2464-1537.

Sandvik, R. K. (2016) Three Myths of Development, Disasters and Climate Change. Courting Catastrophe Report no. 3, January 2016. Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway. ISSN: 2464-1537.

Research Briefs

Abay, F. and Petros S. 2016. Gendered Impacts of Climate Change:A case of Afar region, Ethiopia. ISSN: 2387-3752

Marin, A. (2015) Can different types of knowledge be integrated for climate change adaptation? A case study from Siaya, Kenya. Research Brief no. 2, November 2015. University of Life Science, Ås, Norway. ISSN: 2387 - 3752

Marin, A., Næss, L. O., Nyukuri, E. (2014). How can preventive humanitarian interventions support climate change adaptation? A case study of Siaya, Kenya. Research Brief no. 1, December 2014. University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway. ISSN: 2387-3752

Weldemichael, T.G. and Etana, M.A. (2016). Climate change, vulnerability and adaptation versus ‘humanitarian’ response in Afar region, Ethiopia. Research Brief no. 3. ISSN: 2387-3752

Guide book

Gordon, E., Walter, S. and Suarez, P. (2014). Engagement Games: A case for designing games to facilitate real-world action. Boston: EGL.

Project Video

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