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Elisa Sainz de Murieta

Elisa Sainz de Murieta

  • Position:
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    GV-EJ Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Main Research Field:
    Climate change adaptation; sea-level rise; non-state action (cities and regions)
  • BC3 Research Line:
    4. Research Line Adaptation Lab
  • Contact information:
    Email address: elisa.sainzdemurieta@bc3research.org
    Contact phone: +34 94-401 46 90 ext. 124
  • Scopus Author ID: 56884656200
  • ORCID ID: 0000-0001-8120-3392

Short CV

Elisa works on climate change adaptation and decision-making under uncertainty. In the short-term, her work will focus on developing a risk assessment framework to support the design of successful adaptation strategies in coastal cities.

Elisa obtained a BSc. in Geological Sciences from the University of the Basque Country and a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and Management at the School of Industrial Organization in Madrid. After working for an industrial business group, in 2005 she was appointed Director of Biodiversity of the Basque Government. During this stage, she developed a strong interest in the science-policy interface, so in 2009 she enrolled in a doctoral programme on Quaternary and Environmental Change studies.

In 2010 Elisa joined BC3 where she developed her PhD on the environmental and economic impacts of sea-level rise in the Basque Coast. While working on her PhD, she has also been involved in several research projects related to the economics of climate change adaptation and the valuation of ecosystem services (Econadapt, Climbe).

She has been granted by the Basque Government to develop a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Grantham Research Institute (London School of Economics) jointly with the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3).

Journal Articles

  • 2019
  • Abadie, L.M., Galarraga, I., Markandya, A., Sainz de Murieta, E. 2019. Risk measures and the distribution of damage curves for 600 European coastal cities. Environmental Research Letters. 14. (6) DOI (10.1088/1748-9326/ab185c).
  • Markanday A., Galarraga I., Chiabai A., Sainz de Murieta E., Lliso B., Markandya A. 2019. Determining discount rates for the evaluation of natural assets in land-use planning: An application of the Equivalency Principle. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION. 230. 672-684. DOI (10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.05.107).
  • Olazabal M., Galarraga I., Ford J., Sainz De Murieta E., Lesnikowski A. 2019. Are local climate adaptation policies credible? A conceptual and operational assessment framework. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development. DOI (10.1080/19463138.2019.1583234).
  • 2018
  • De Murieta E.S., Galarraga I., Sanz M.J. 2018. COP23: Technical profile with relevant political support. Dyna. 93. (1) 22-24. DOI (10.6036/8685).
  • Galarraga, Ibon; Murieta, Elisa Sainz de; Markandya, Anil; Abadie, Luis María. 2018. Addendum to ‘Understanding risks in the light of uncertainty: low-probability, high-impact coastal events in cities’. Environmental Research Letters. 13. (2) 29401-29401. DOI (10.1088/1748-9326/aaa513).
  • Sainz de Murieta E., Abadie L.M., Galarraga I. 2018. Aumento del nivel del mar en la costa vasca: Una aproximación probabilística. Ekonomiaz: Revista Vasca De Economía. 94. (2) 324-344.
  • 2017
  • Abadie L.M., Galarraga I., De Murieta E.S. 2017. Understanding risks in the light of uncertainty: Low-probability, high-impact coastal events in cities. Environmental Research Letters. 12. (1) DOI (10.1088/1748-9326/aa5254).
  • Abadie L.M., Sainz de Murieta E., Galarraga I. 2017. Investing in adaptation: Flood risk and real option application to Bilbao. ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE. 95. 76-89. DOI (10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.03.038).
  • 2016
  • Abadie L.M., de Murieta E.S., Galarraga I. 2016. Climate risk assessment under uncertainty: An application to main European coastal cities. Frontiers In Marine Science. 3 (DEC) DOI (10.3389/fmars.2016.00265).
  • 2012
  • Murieta, E., Galarraga, I., Markandya, A. 2012. Klima aldaketa sozioekonomiaren ikuspegitik. Ekaia.

Books and Specials

  • 2014
  • Markandya, A., Galarraga, I and Sainz de Murieta, E. (eds). 2014 In: Markandya, A., Galarraga, I and Sainz de Murieta, E. (eds). In: Routledge Handbook on Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change. 1st ed. London. Routledge. 464. ISBN 978-0-415-63311-6.

Book chapters

  • 2017
  • Ibon Galarraga, Elisa Sainz de Murieta and Joan França. 2017 Climate policy at the sub-national level. In: Averchenkova, A., Fankhauser S. and Nachmany, M. In: Trends in Climate Change Legislation. London. Edward Elgar. 232. ISBN 9781786435774.
  • 2015
  • Sainz de Murieta,E., Chiabai, A., Zamora, J.C. 2015 Climate change impacts on water services in Costa Rica: A production function for the hydro-energy sector. In: Chiabai, A. In: Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Forests in Central America: An Ecosystem Service Perspective. 1st ed. Abingdon, UK. Routledge. 224. ISBN 978-0-415-72080-9.
  • Watkiss, et al. 2015 Overview of costs and benefits of adaptation at the national and regional scale . In: OECD. In: Climate Change Risks and Adaptation: Linking Policy and Economics. Paris. OECD Publishing. ISBN 9789264234604.
  • 2014
  • Sainz de Murieta, E., Galarraga, I. and Markandya, A. 2014 Introduction to the Economics of Adaptation. In: Markandya, A., Galarraga, I. and Sainz de Murieta, E. In: Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation. 1st ed. London. Routledge. ISBN 978-0415633116.

Other Publications

  • 2018
  • Gonzalez-Eguino, M., Sampedro, J., Galarraga, I. Arto, I., Pizarro- Irizar, C., Sainz de Murieta, E., Sanz-Sanchez, M.J. BC3 contribution to the report: “2018. La transición energética del País Vasco hacia un modelo sostenible” (The energy transition of the Basque Country towards a sustainable model). Ararteko (Basque Ombudsman)
  • Ruiz de Gauna Ruiz de Loizaga, I.,Ansuategi Cobo,A.,Galarraga Gallastegui, I.,Gallastegui Zulaika, M.C.,Sainz de Murieta Zugadi, E. .2018. Crecimiento Verde gestionando la transición hacia una Economía sostenible en Bizkaia (Green Growth managing the transition towards a sustainable Economy in Bizkaia). BC3
  • 2011
  • Elisa Sainz de Murieta. 2011. Reconstrucción paleoambiental a partir del registro geológico en las marismas de Urdaibai: cambios en el nivel del mar. 171-181.

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