Publications

Books • Journal articlesBook Chapters • Reports • Other

Conference papers not included. Most publications can be downloaded for free. Just click on the PDF links. For citations, see my Google Scholar profile (link).

Books

Van der Geest, K. & M. Schindler (2017). Handbook for assessing loss and damage in vulnerable communities. Bonn: United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). [PDF]

Zommers, Z., K. van der Geest, A. De Sherbinin, S. Kienberger, E. Roberts, G. Harootunian, A. Sitati, & R. James (2016). Loss and Damage: The Role of Ecosystem Services. Nairobi: United Nations Environment Program. [PDF]

Dietz, T., R. Bymolt, A. Bélemvire, K. van der Geest, D. de Groot, D. Millar, F. Obeng, N. Pouw, W. Rijneveld & F. Zaal (2013). PADev  Guidebook: Participatory Assessment of Development. Amsterdam: KIT Publishers. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K. (2011). The Dagara farmer at home and away: Migration, environment and development in Ghana. Leiden: African Studies Centre. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K. (2004). “We’re Managing!” Climate Change and Livelihood Vulnerability in Northwest Ghana. Leiden: African Studies Centre. (PDF)

Journal articles

Ayeb-Karlsson, S., Kniveton, D., Cannon, T., Van der Geest, K., Ahmed, I., Derrington, E.M., Florano, E. and Opiyo Opondo, D. (in press). I will not go. I cannot go: Cultural and social constraints to disaster preparedness in Asia, Africa and Oceania. Accepted for publication in Disasters.

Van der Geest, K., Burkett, M., Fitzpatrick, J., Stege M. & Wheeler, B. (2019). Marshallese perspectives on migration in the context of climate change. IOM Policy Brief 5 (1): 1-12. [PDF]

Evertsen, K. & K. van der Geest. (2019). Gender, environment and migration in Bangladesh. Accepted for publication in Climate & Development. Online first. [PDF]

Ahmed, I. Ayeb-Karlsson, S., van der Geest, K. (2019). Environmental stress and loss of livelihoods can push people towards illegal livelihoods: A case study from coastal Bangladesh. Climate & Development. Online first. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K. (2018). Landslide loss and damage in Sindhupalchok District, Nepal: A comparison of impacts among income groups with implications for compensation and relief. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science 9 (2): 157-166. [PDF]

Pouw, N., T. Dietz, A. Belemvire, D. De Groot, D. Millar, F. Obeng, W. Rijneveld, K. Van der Geest, Z. Vlaminck & F. Zaal (2017). Participatory Assessment of Development; lessons learned from an experimental approach in Ghana and Burkina Faso. American Journal of Evaluation 38(1):47-59. [Sorry, behind pay wall. E-mail me for the PDF]

Van der Geest, K. & M. Schindler (2016). Brief communication: Loss and damage from a catastrophic landslide in Nepal. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 16: 2357-2360. [PDF]

Ayeb-Karlsson, S. K. van der Geest, I. Ahmed, S. Huq & K. Warner (2016). A people‐centred perspective on climate change, environmental stress, and livelihood resilience in Bangladesh. Sustainability Science 11(4): 679-694. [PDF]

Afifi, T., A. Milan, B. Etzold, B. Schraven, C. Rademacher-Schulz, P. Sakdapolrak, A. Reif, K. van der Geest, & K. Warner (2016). Human mobility in response to rainfall variability: Opportunities for migration as a successful adaptation strategy in eight case studies. Migration and Development 5(2): 254-274. [Sorry, behind pay wall. E-mail me for the PDF]

Van der Geest, K. & K. Warner (2015). Editorial: Emerging perspectives on loss and damage. International Journal of Global Warming 8(2): 133-140. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K., N.V. Khoa & N.K. Thao (2014). Migration in the Upper Mekong Delta, Vietnam: What role for climate-related stressors? Asia-Pacific Population Journal 29(2): 25-41. [PDF]

Roberts, E., K. van der Geest, K. Warner & S. Andrei (2014). Loss and damage: When adaptation is not enough. Environmental Development 11(July): 219-227. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K., M. Zissener & K. Warner (2014). Addressing Loss and Damage with Microinsurance. South Asia Disasters 109: 3-4. [PDF]

Warner, K. & K. van der Geest (2013). Loss and damage from climate change: Local-level evidence from nine vulnerable countries. International Journal of Global Warming 5(4): 367-386. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K. (2011). North-South migration in Ghana: What role for the environment? International Migration 49(S1): 69-94. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K., A. Vrieling & T. Dietz (2010). Migration and environment in Ghana: a cross-district analysis of human mobility and vegetation dynamics. Environment and Urbanization 22(1): 107-123. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K. (2010). Local Perceptions of Migration from Northwest Ghana. Africa, Vol 80 (4): 595-619. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K. (2010). Migration agricole et usages durables de la terre dans la zone de transition forêt-savane au Ghana. Hommes et Migrations. No. 1284 (mars-avril 2010). [link]

Van der Geest, K. & R. de Jeu (2008). Climate change and displacement: Ghana. Forced Migration Review 16: 31. [PDF]

Book chapters

Van der Geest, K., K. Burger, A. Yelfaanibe and T. Dietz (2015). Not the usual suspects: Environmental Impacts of Migration in Ghana’s Forest-Savanna Transition Zone. In: Ilan Chabay, I., M. Frick. & F. Helgeson (eds). Land restoration: Reclaiming landscapes for a sustainable future. Elsevier, pp. 463-481. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K. & K. Warner (in 2015). Vulnerability, coping and loss and damage from climate events. In: Collins, A.E. (ed). Hazards, risks and disasters in society. Elsevier, pp. 121-144. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K. & K. Warner. (2014). Loss and damage from droughts and floods in rural Africa. In: Akinyoade, A., W. Klaver, S. Soeters & D. Foeken (eds). Inside Africa’s Agricultural, Food and Nutrition Dynamics: Digging Deeper. Leiden: Brill, pp. 276-293. [PDF]

Dietz, T., K. van der Geest & F. Obeng (2013). Local perceptions of development and change in Northern Ghana. In: Yaro, J. (ed.). Rural development in Northern Ghana. New York: Nova Science Publishers, pp.17-36. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K. (2007). Aanpassing aan klimaatverandering in de Westafrikaanse savanne: een case study in Noordwest Ghana. In: Bakker, N., T. Dietz and M. Wolsink (eds). Ruimte voor milieu: inzichten van milieugeografen en -planologen. Utrecht: Jan van Arkel, pp. 339-356. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K. & T. Dietz (2004). A literature survey about risk and vulnerability in drylands, with a focus on the Sahel. In: Dietz, T., R. Rueben & J. Verhagen (eds). The Impact of Climate Change on Drylands. Dordrecht: Kluwer, pp.117-146. [PDF]

Zaal, F., T. Dietz, J. Brons, K. van der Geest & E. Ofori Sarpong (2004). Sahelian Livelihoods on the Rebound: A Critical analysis of rainfall, drought index and yields in Sahelian agriculture. In: Dietz, T., R. Rueben & J. Verhagen (eds). The Impact of Climate Change on Drylands. Dordrecht: Kluwer, pp. 61-78. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K. & A. Schijf (2003). Klimaat en voedselproduktie in Noordwest Ghana: droge of natte statistiek? In: Wolsink, M. & M. Baumeister (eds). Van nijlpaard tot Maasbedding: verscheidenheid en samenhang in de milieugeografie. Utrecht: Uitgeverij Jan van Arkel, pp. 263-283. [PDF]

Reports

Van der Geest, K. & M. Schindler (2016). Case study report: Loss and damage from a catastrophic landslide in Sindhupalchok District, Nepal. Report No.17. Bonn: United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security. [PDF]

Ayeb-Karlsson, S., T. Tanner, K. van der Geest et al. (2015). Livelihood resilience in a changing world – 6 global policy recommendations for a more sustainable future. UNU-EHS Working Paper 22. Bonn: United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K. & K. Warner (2015). What the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report has to say about loss and damage. UNU-EHS Working Paper, No. 21. Bonn: United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security. [PDF]

Monnereau, I. & K. van der Geest (2014). Loss and damage in small islands: Perspectives from the SIDS conference 2014. Commissioned paper for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). [E-mail me for the PDF]

Zommers, Z., D. Wrathall, & K. van der Geest (2014). Loss and Damage to Ecosystem Services. UNU-EHS Working Paper, No.12. Bonn: United Nations University Institute of Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). [PDF]

Roberts, E., K. van der Geest, K. Warner & S. Andrei (2014). Loss and damage: When adaptation is not enough. UNEP Global Environmental Alert Service, April 2014: 1-9. [PDF]

Warner, K., K. van der Geest & S. Kreft (2013). Pushed to the limits: Evidence of climate change-related loss and damage when people face constraints and limits to adaptation. Report No.11. Bonn: United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). [PDF]

Warner, K., K. van der Geest, S. Kreft, S. Huq, K. Kusters & A. de Sherbinin (2012). Evidence from the frontlines of climate change: Loss and damage to communities despite coping and adaptation. Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative. Policy Report. Report No. 9. Bonn: United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). [PDF]

Khoa, N.V., N.C. Thao & K. van der Geest (2012). Where the rain falls: Climate change, livelihood, food security and migration. Vietnam case study report. Report No.8. Bonn: UNU-EHS. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K. (2011). Life history report, round III: Niabouri, Wulensi and Daboya. PADev Working Paper W.20011.1. Amsterdam: AMIDSt. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K. (2010). Rural Youth Employment in Developing Countries: A Global View. Rome: FAO. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K. (2010). Participatory Assessment of Development project: Nandom Workshop Report. PADev Working Paper W.2010.1. Amsterdam: AMIDSt. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K. (2009). Migration and Natural Resources Scarcity in Ghana, Case Study Report for the Environmental Change and Forced Migration Scenarios (EACH-FOR) Project. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K. (2009). Life history report, round II: Silly, Lassia-Tuolu and Nandom. PADev Working Paper W.2009.1. Amsterdam: AMIDSt. [PDF]

Van der Geest, K. (2008). Life history report, round I: Langbinsi, Sandema and Tô. PADev Working Paper W.2008.1. Amsterdam: AMIDSt. [PDF]

Factsheets and policy briefs

Van der Geest, K., Burkett, M., Fitzpatrick, J., Stege M. & Wheeler, B. (2019). Marshallese perspectives on migration in the context of climate change. IOM Policy Brief. [PDF]

Thalheimer, L. et al. (2019). Policy Brief: Food Security in Drylands Under a Changing Climate. EU Cost Action on Drylands Facing Change, WG1. [PDF]

Roque de Pinho, J. et al. (2019). Policy Brief: Drylands Facing Change: Changing the Narrative about Migrations. EU Cost Action on Drylands Facing Change, WG1. [Dryland_migration_policy_brief]

Van der Geest, K. & 42 members of the Resilience Academy members (2016). Loss and Damage & Livelihood Resilience. UNFCCC COP22 Policy Brief. Bonn: UNU-EHS. [PDF]

Op-Eds and other

Van der Geest, K. & D. Hewitt (2016). After the landslide: A closer look at loss and damage in Nepal. New Security Beat: The blog of the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program. [PDF]

Zommers, Z., G. Harootunian, E. Roberts, K. van der Geest, A. Sitati, S. Huq, A. de Sherbinin & A. Kruczkiewicz (2016). Fort McMurray Fire: Keeping up the Political Heat on Loss and Damage. Published as ‘Executive Perspective’ in the Sustainability section of Thomson Reuters. [PDF]

van der Geest, K. & Warner, K. (2014). Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Communities. Asia Pacific Forum on Loss and Damage Newsletter 1: 13-14. (short article) [PDF]

Van der Geest, K. & Zeb, A. (2014). A toolbox for assessing loss and damage. Asia Pacific Forum on Loss and Damage 5: 9-10. (short article) [PDF]

Van der Geest, K. (2002). Internal migration and rural livelihoods in West Africa. Essay for MA course ‘Theories and typologies of migration’. Brighton: University of Sussex. [PDF]

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