MPhil Student in Climate Change Loss and Damage Politics.
Angelica started her PhD study at UCL in October 2018. She holds a MSc in Climate Change, Development and Policy from Sussex University and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), and a BA in Peace and Development Studies from Uppsala University. Prior to her PhD studies, she worked as a research assistant on ForPac, a project focusing on improving climate and weather forecasts for improved resilience to flood and drought hazards. Angelica has also worked with government partnerships at the World Food Programme and the Swedish Permanent Mission to the Food and Agricultural Organisation, and has worked as a fundraiser for Greenpeace Australia Pacific.
Climate Change Loss and Damage - a critical deconstruction of international evidence-policy interactions.
In a time where facts and evidence are increasingly questioned and contested, this study explores the extent in which ‘evidence-based’ is policy evidence-based. This study relies on an ethnographic approach using participant observation, semi-structured interviews, and textual analysis to analyse the interactions between evidence and policy-making in the field of climate change Loss and Damage. Situated in the United Framework Convention of Climate Change ‘Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts’ (WIM ExCom), this study describes the evolution and institutionalisation of the concept of Loss and Damage and the power-dynamics between Loss and Damage actors at different policy and governance levels relevant to the Loss and Damage concept. This study contributes to the scholarship by deconstructing the complex relationship between ‘experts’ and ‘policy-makers’ and by illuminating the role power can play in policy-making and knowledge generation.
Climate change, knowledge creation, science-policy interactions, power, ethnography, qualitative methods.
Climate Change, Knowledge Creation, Science-Policy Interactions, Power, Ethnography, Qualitative Methods, Collaborative Social Science; Environment; Justice and Equality; Migration; Public Policy & Governance; Risk & Security; Thoughts, Beliefs and Philosophy.
List of publications:
- CCLAD blog post: On doing digital ethnography, 16 April 2020
- CCLAD blog post: Studying L&D negotiation at COP25, 7 January 2020
- CCLAD blog post: Report from 10th WIM ExCom, 15 November 2019
- ForPac project report: Using Climate and Weather Information for Humanitarian
Preparedness: A case study of forecast use in Kenya and the Philippines and its linkage to the online preparedness platform ‘ALERT', Mars 2018