Dr Alexander (Sandy) Bisaro

Sandy is a PlanAdapt Fellow, based in Berlin, Germany.

Sandy has more than 10 years of experience in climate vulnerability and adaptation research, both in Europe and in developing countries. His current research focuses on governance and financial instruments for coastal adaptation and sustainable use of climate-sensitive natural resources. He currently works as a senior researcher at the Global Climate Forum and leads GCF’s work for the INSeaPTION project that aims to co-develop global coastal climate services tailored to the needs and practices of coastal users.

He is an author of the UNEP PROVIA Guidance on assessing climate change vulnerability, impacts and adaptation and co-led GCF’s work in the EC-funded MEDIATION project. He also led the development of a PROVIA web-based adaptation decision support tool. Previously, in the EC-funded ADAM and NeWater projects, he has analyzed national level adaptation policy in the water and agricultural sectors.

For several years, Sandy worked closely with Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LDC LEG) to advance national adaptation planning in LDCs.  

Sandy holds a PhD by the Humboldt University, Berlin (magna cum laude, Division of Resource Economics). His thesis focused on applied institutional economics approaches to analyse the impact of climate adaptation discourse and institutional arrangements on national conservation policy and its implementation at the local level in Lesotho.

For more info, see Sandy’s ResearchGate page.