Alexandre K. Magnan is Senior Research fellow on "Adaptation to Climate Change" at IDDRI (Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, Sciences Po). His research focuses on coastal areas in small islands in the Ocean and Pacific oceans. He is interested in understanding the main influential drivers of societal vulnerability over the last decades, the risk of maladaptation to climate change, and the identification of adaptation pathways. He also develops expert judgment exercises to assess future climate risk at multiple levels. Finally, he develops works on understanding the framing and implementation of the Global Goal on Adaptation by the international policy community.
Alexandre holds a PhD in geography (2005, University of Montpellier, France) as well as a Habilitation to supervise research (2018, La Rochelle University, France). He is also author of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Working Group 2 "Impact, Vulnerability, Adaptation »; Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere in 2019, and Sixth Assessment Report in 2022).