Professor Neil Adger
Professor of Human Geography

External responsibilities

Committee/panel activities

Convening Lead Author in Working Group 2 of IPCC 5th Assessment (2013-2014) on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

Commissioner, UCL/Lancet Climate Healkth Commission (2014-15)

Leader of the assessment on international dimensions of risk for the Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017, for the UK Committee on Climate Change

Editorial responsibilities

Editorial Board Member or Associate Editor for:

Board Member - Transactions of the Insitute of British Geographers

Board Member - Global Environmental Change (Editor from 2004-2014)

Board member - Environment and Planning A (2002- 2012)
Associate Editor - Ecology and Society
Board Member - Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions

Board Member - Australasian Journal of Environmental Management

Significant Impact

Policy and academic service

Member of Lead Expert Group on Global Environmental Change and Migration for UK Foresight (Government Office of Science). Full report available.

Member of Scientific Advisory Panel for the World Bank’s World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change, 2008-2010.

International Scientific Advisor for Irish Environmental Protection Agency programme on Adapting Ireland to Climate Change.

Member of the International Scientific Advisory Council for the Netherlands Research Council Netherlands programme on Knowledge for Climate.

Member of Scientific Advisory Panel for ‘Global Climate Change Governance and Development Paradigms’, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Member of the Peer Review College for the Economic and Social Research Council.

European Research Council, Panel Member for Environment, Space and Population theme (SH3).

Media Coverage

Extensive media experience in print and broadcast, mainly related to climate change and its impacts. Coverage in March 2014 of the IPCC report release included interviews in: CNN, Al Jazeera, Sky News, BBC online, BBC Radio (various), ABC online, Guardian, Independent, Times, Telegraph, Washington Post, Huffington Post, RTE Radio, BBC Radio Devon, New Scientist and others.


University press releases:

Cultural dimensions of climate change are underestimated, overlooked and misunderstood

Blame, responsibility and demand for change following floods

Climate and Security

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