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Prof. Dr. Richard Klein

Prof. Dr. Richard Klein


Stockholm Environment Institute
Linnégatan 87D
115 23 Stockholm, Sweden

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/rjtklein
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Richard Klein is a senior research fellow and theme leader at the Stockholm Environment Institute, and professor at the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research of Linköping University.

He is an expert on the science and policy of adaptation to climate change, with more than twenty years of experience in original research, science assessment and policy advice.

Much of Richard’s current work addresses the role of adaptation in the design and implementation of a global climate policy agreement, but his work also concerns societal and institutional adaptation in Sweden and other European countries.

Richard is the founder and editor-in-chief of the academic journal Climate and Development, which first appeared in 2009. He has been an IPCC author since 1994, and co-director and chief scientist of the Nordic Centre of Excellence for Strategic Adaptation Research (NORD-STAR) since 2011. He is a member of the PROVIA Scientific Steering Committee.

Before moving to Stockholm in 2006, Richard spent almost eight years at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. He began his career at the Institute for Environmental Studies of the VU University in Amsterdam in 1992.

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Date Publication
2014 Article: A framework for Nordic actor-oriented climate adaptation research
Klein, R.J.T. and S. Juhola
Environmental Science and Policy, 40, 101-115
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2014.01.011
2013 Article: A spatially explicit scenario-driven model of adaptive capacity to global change in Europe
Acosta, L., R.J.T. Klein, P. Reidsma, M.J. Metzger, M.D.A. Rounsevell, R. Leemans and D. Schröter
Global Environmental Change-Human and Policy Dimensions, 23(5), 1211-1224
DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.03.008
2013 Article: A global analysis of erosion of sandy beaches and sea-level rise: an application of DIVA
Hinkel, J., R.J. Nicholls, R.S.J. Tol, Z.B. Wang, J.M. Hamilton, G. Boot, A.T. Vafeidis, L. McFadden, A. Ganopolski and R.J.T. Klein
Global and Planetary Change, 111, 150-158
DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2013.09.002
2013 Article: Limits to adaptation
Dow, K., F. Berkhout, B.L. Preston, R.J.T. Klein, G. Midgley and R. Shaw
Nature Climate Change, 3(4), 305-307
DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1847
2013 Article: The effects of adaptation and mitigation on coastal flood impacts during the 21st century. An application of the DIVA and IMAGE models
Hinkel, J., D.P. van Vuuren, R.J. Nicholls and R.J.T. Klein
Climatic Change, 117(4), 783-794
DOI: 10.1007/s10584-012-0564-8
2013 Article: Clarifying vulnerability definitions and assessments using formalisation
Wolf, S., J. Hinkel, M. Hallier, A. Bisaro, D. Lincke, C. Ionescu and R.J.T. Klein
International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, 5(1), 54-70
DOI: 10.1108/17568691311299363
2011 Article: The political dimension of vulnerability: implications for the Green Climate Fund
Klein, R.J.T. and A. Möhner
IDS Bulletin, 42(3), 15-22
DOI: 10.1111/j.1759-5436.2011.00218.x
2011 Article: Mainstreaming climate adaptation into development assistance: rationale, institutional barriers and opportunities in Mozambique
Sietz, D., M. Boschütz and R.J.T. Klein
Environmental Science and Policy, 14(4), 493-502
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2011.01.001
2011 Article: Development and climate change adaptation funding: coordination and integration
Smith, J.B., T. Dickinson, J. Donahue, I. Burton, E. Haites, R.J.T. Klein and A. Patwardhan
Climate Policy, 11(3), 987-1000
DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2011.582385
2010 Article: Linking adaptation and development finance: a policy dilemma not addressed in Copenhagen
Klein, R.J.T.
Climate and Development, 2(3), 203-206
DOI: 10.3763/cdev.2010.0049
2009 Book: Adaptation Finance under a Copenhagen Agreed Outcome
Persson, Å., R.J.T. Klein, C. Kehler Siebert, A. Atteridge, B. Müller, J. Hoffmaister, M. Lazarus and T. Takama
Stockholm Environment Institute
2009 Book: Assessing Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change: Making Research Useful for Adaptation Decision Making and Policy
Patt, A.G., D. Schröter, R.J.T. Klein and A.C. de la Vega-Leinert (eds)
2009 Article: Climate and development in times of crisis
Klein, R.J.T.
Climate and Development, 1(1), 3-4
DOI: 10.3763/cdev.2009.0013
2009 Article: Identifying countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change: an academic or a political challenge?
Klein, R.J.T.
Carbon & Climate Law Review, 3(3), 284-291
2009 Article: Towards a formal framework of vulnerability to climate change
Ionescu, C., R.J.T. Klein, J. Hinkel, K.S. Kavi Kumar and R. Klein
Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 14(1), 1-16
DOI: 10.1007/s10666-008-9179-x
2009 Article: Integrating knowledge to assess coastal vulnerability to sea-level rise: the development of the DIVA tool
Hinkel, J. and R.J.T. Klein
Global Environmental Change, 19(3), 384-395
DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2009.03.002
2008 Article: A new global coastal database for impact and vulnerability analysis to sea-level rise
Vafeidis, A.T., R.J. Nicholls, L. McFadden, R.S.J. Tol, J. Hinkel, T. Spencer, G. Boot and R.J.T. Klein
Journal of Coastal Research, 24(4), 917-924
DOI: 10.2112/06-0725.1
2008 Article: Towards successful adaptation to sea-level rise along Europe’s coasts
Tol, R.S.J., R.J.T. Klein and R.J. Nicholls
Journal of Coastal Research, 24(2), 432-442
DOI: 10.2112/07A-0016.1
2008 Article: A new approach to quantifying and comparing vulnerability to drought
Alcamo, J., L. Acosta-Michlik, A. Carius, F. Eierdanz, R.J.T. Klein, D. Krömker and D. Tänzler
Regional Environmental Change, 8(4), 137-149
DOI: 10.1007/s10113-008-0065-5
2008 Article: Application of fuzzy models to assess susceptibility to droughts from a socio-economic perspective
Acosta-Michlik, L., K.S. Kavi Kumar, R.J.T. Klein and S. Campe
Regional Environmental Change, 8(4), 151-160
DOI: 10.1007/s10113-008-0058-4
2007 Article: Portfolio screening to support the mainstreaming of adaptation to climate change into development assistance
Klein, R.J.T., S.E.H. Eriksen, L.O. Næss, A. Hammill, T.M. Tanner, C. Robledo and K.L. O’Brien
Climatic Change, 84(1), 23-44
DOI: 10.1007/s10584-007-9268-x
2006 Article: Climate change vulnerability assessments: an evolution of conceptual thinking
Füssel, H.-M. and R.J.T. Klein
Climatic Change, 75(3), 301-329
DOI: 10.1007/s10584-006-0329-3
2006 Article: An empirical application of the Security Diagram to assess the vulnerability of India to climatic stress
Acosta-Michlik, L., F. Eierdanz, F. Galli, R.J.T. Klein, K.S. Kavi Kumar, S. Campe, J. Alcamo, D. Tänzler, A. Carius and D. Krömker
Die Erde, 137(3), 199-219
2005 Article: Ecosystem service supply and vulnerability to global change in Europe
Schröter, D., W. Cramer, R. Leemans, I.C. Prentice, M.B. Araújo, N.W. Arnell, A. Bondeau, H. Bugmann, T.R. Carter, C.A. Garcia, A.C. de la Vega-Leinert, M. Erhard, F. Ewert, M. Glendining, J.I. House, S. Kankaanpää, R.J.T. Klein, S. Lavorel, M. Lindner, M.J. Metzger, J. Meyer, T.D. Mitchell, I. Reginster, M. Rounsevell, S. Sabaté, S. Sitch, B. Smith, J. Smith, P. Smith, M.T. Sykes, K. Thonicke, W. Thuiller, G. Tuck, S. Zaehle and B. Zierl
Science, 310(5752), 1333-1337
DOI: 10.1126/science.1115233
2005 Article: Clarifying the attribution of recent disaster losses: a response to Epstein and McCarthy
Pielke, Jr., R.A., S. Agrawala, L.M. Bouwer, I. Burton, S. Changnon, M.H. Glantz, W.H. Hooke, R.J.T. Klein, K. Kunkel, D. Mileti, D. Sarewitz, E. Tompkins, N. Stehr and H. von Storch
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 86(10), 1481-1483
DOI: 10.1175/bams-86-10-1481
2005 Article: Taking the uncertainty in climate-change vulnerability assessment seriously
Patt, A.G., R.J.T. Klein and A.C. de la Vega-Leinert
Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 337(4), 411-424
DOI: 10.1016/j.crte.2004.11.006
2005 Article: Integrating mitigation and adaptation into climate and development policy: three research questions
Klein, R.J.T., E.L.F. Schipper and S. Dessai
Environmental Science and Policy, 8(6), 579-588
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2005.06.010
2003 Book: Climate Change, Adaptive Capacity and Development
Smith, J.B., R.J.T. Klein and S. Huq (eds)
Imperial College Press
2003 Article: Resilience to natural hazards: how useful is this concept?
Klein, R.J.T., R.J. Nicholls and F. Thomalla
Global Environmental Change Part B: Environmental Hazards, 5(1-2), 35-45
DOI: 10.1016/j.hazards.2004.02.001
2001 Article: Technological options for adaptation to climate change in coastal zones
Klein, R.J.T., R.J. Nicholls, S. Ragoonaden, M. Capobianco, J. Aston and E.N. Buckley
Journal of Coastal Research, 17(3), 531-543
2000 Article: An anatomy of adaptation to climate change and variability
Smit, B., I. Burton, R.J.T. Klein and J. Wandel
Climatic Change, 45(1), 223-245
DOI: 10.1023/A:1005661622966
1999 Article: Weltmeere und Küsten im Wandel des Klimas
Sterr, H., V. Ittekkot and R.J.T. Klein
Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, 143, 24-31
1999 Article: The science of adaptation: a framework for assessment
Smit, B., I. Burton, R.J.T. Klein and R. Street
Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 4(3-4), 199-213
DOI: 10.1023/A:1009652531101
1999 Article: Coastal adaptation to climate change: can the IPCC Technical Guidelines be applied?
Klein, R.J.T., R.J. Nicholls and N. Mimura
Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 4(3-4), 239-252
DOI: 10.1023/A: 1009681207419
1999 Article: Assessment of coastal vulnerability to climate change
Klein, R.J.T. and R.J. Nicholls
Ambio, 28(2), 182(187)
1999 Article: Adaptation to climate variability and change: methodological issues
Klein, R.J.T. and D.C. MacIver
Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 4(3-4), 189-198
DOI: 10.1023/A:1009690729283
1998 Article: Resilience and vulnerability: coastal dynamics or Dutch dikes?
Klein, R.J.T., M.J. Smit, H. Goosen and C.H. Hulsbergen
The Geographical Journal, 164(3), 259-268
DOI: 10.2307/3060615
1998 Article: The recreational value of Cley Marshes Nature Reserve: an argument against managed retreat?
Klein, R.J.T. and I.J. Bateman
Water and Environment Journal, 12(4), 280-285
DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-6593.1998.tb00186.x
1996 Article: Some economic considerations on the importance of proactive integrated coastal zone management
Tol, R.S.J., R.J.T. Klein, H.M.A. Jansen and H. Verbruggen
Ocean & Coastal Management, 32(1), 39-55
DOI: 10.1016/S0964-5691(96)00067-1
1993 Article: Climate change, sea level rise and integrated coastal zone management: an IPCC approach
Vellinga, P. and R.J.T. Klein
Ocean & Coastal Management, 21(1-3), 245-268
DOI: 10.1016/0964-5691(93)90029-X

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