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Alina Tepes


Former BC3 researcher

Alina Tepes

Main Research Field:
Adaptation to climate change and decision making under uncertainty

Short CV

With a Master Degree in Economics from the Université Paris Dauphine (France) and the J.W. Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main (Germany) I started working in the field of economics of adaptation to climate change at the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD) in 2007. After subsequent assignments within NGOs like Oxfam France and the Nicolas Hulot Foundation, I joined the Mozambique United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Disaster Risk Reduction / Adaptation to Climate Change (DRR/ACC) Unit, in 2012.

At BC3, I am undertaking research on the economics of adaptation. I have been working on two main publications:

1. A litterature-based inventory of adaptation cost in the agricultural sector drawing upon the knowledge on sustainable land management practices while linking climate change and soil degradation research.

2. A case study in Zanzibar (Tanzania) assessing the profitability of adaptation options in clove tree plantations extending a classical cost-benefit to decision tree analysis.

I am currently working at Northern Ireland Water (NI Water) within the ALICE RISE Project on the application of a resilience framework to the Belfast wastewater infrastruture.

My research interest are oriented towards the approach to uncertainty treatment through the lens of the development vs. adaptation deficit.

Other research interests cover the link between human consciousness and the envrionment.

Languages: French, German, Romanian, English, Mozambican Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.

Book chapters

  • 2008
  • Agrawala, S., Crick, F., Jetté-Nantel, S. and Tepes, A. 2008. Empirical Estimates of Adaptation Costs and Benefits: A Critical Assessment. Economic Aspects of Adaptation to Climate Change: Costs, Benefits and Policy Instruments. 1st ed. Paris, France. OECD Publisher . 134. ISBN 978-92-64-04603-0. (http://www.isbns.com.do/isbn/9789264046030).

Conference Proceedings

  • 2017
  • Linking soil degradation control to climate change adaptation: a cost and benefit inventory of soil protection techniques in Europe , presented at the 3rd European Adaptation Conference, organized by three EU-funded projects (IMRESSIONS, Helix and RISES-AM), Glasgow, United Kingdom, Jun, 2017
  • Adaptation decision making in Zanzibar's clove plantations: a cost benefit analysis extended to light touch uncertainty treatment, presented at the 3rd European Adaptation Conference, organized by three EU-funded projects (IMRESSIONS, Helix and RISES-AM), Glasgow, United Kingdom, Jun, 2017
  • 2016
  • First results from adaptation in Zanzibar's clove plantations, presented at the Adaptation Futures Conference, organized by European Commission and the Government of the Netherlands, Rotterdam, Netherlands, May, 2016
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