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Lara Hansen

Lara Hansen

Lara Hansen is the Chief Scientist and Executive Director of EcoAdapt. She thinks climate change is everybody's problem and she wishes someone would bother to do something about it. Her desire for action led her to co-­‐create EcoAdapt with a team of similarly inclined folks in 2008. She is co-­‐author of two books on adaptation to climate change, Buying Time: A User's Manual for Building Resistance and Resilience to Climate Change in Natural Systems and Climate Savvy: Adapting Conservation and Resource Management to a Changing World. She also co-created an engaged stakeholder process to help individuals, organizations and communities create adaptation strategies applicable to their work. Her team created the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (www.CAKEx.org), the largest open access online database of climate change adaptation content, supporting thousands of practitioners each month. Her work includes ecosystems of all types and she is particularly interested in the interactions between climate change and other environmental stressors.

She served on the unfairly maligned, vitally important Nobel Prize-­‐winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is a Switzer Environmental Fellow and a United States Environmental Protection Agency Bronze Medalist. Prior to creating EcoAdapt, she was Chief Climate Change Scientist for the World Wildlife Fund and a Research Ecologist with the Environmental Protection Agency. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis in Ecology and her B.A. in Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.




Where and when?

Arendal, Norway, 2 – 5 July 2018


Venue: Tyholmen Hotel, Arendal