Hot Seat - Jon Barnett
Jon is a political geographer whose research investigates the impacts of and responses to environmental change on social systems, with a focus on risks to human security, hunger, conflict, and water stress. He has been conducting research on the social and institutional dimensions of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change since 2000. This has included field based research in the South Pacific, China, and Timor-Leste. Jon is host convenor of the research network on the social, economic and institutional dimensions of climate change, which is part of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility. He is a Lead Author for the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Working Group II, Chapter 12), the Executive Editor of the adaptation domain of Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Climate Change, and is on the editorial board of Global Environmental Change.