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Alexander Flesjø Christiansen

Alexander Flesjø Christiansen

Alexander is Principal Researcher in the Climate Change program within DNV GL Strategic Research & Innovation. He has spent the past several years specialising in risk management. He has a background in chemistry (MSc) from the University of Oslo, and a mid-career Master of Technology Management (MTM) from Norwegian University of Science and Technology/MIT Sloan School of Management. Alexander has focused on the development of risk-based techniques to assist clients in a variety of industries, including risk assessments and management systems. His current work on adaptation is focusing on effective decision-making, resilience, crisis risk management and systems thinking. He is the lead author of the DNV GL report “Adaptation to a Changing Climate”, and has an interest in exploring resilience building in supply chains, corporations and cities. He has combined risk management competence with the management of a number of research projects, including projects for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and EU Coordination Action, funded through the European Commission’s Sixth Framework Programme as well as strategic research activities within DNV GL.

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Cities that bounce back

Cities that bounce back

Climate change will make or break cities in coming generations. Ironically, climate change itself will be made or broken by the cities of the future. By 2050, the population of cities worldwide is expected to increase by 2.5 billion. India alone will ...

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A systems perspective for resilient cities – DNV GL invites your contribution

The world’s cities are expanding and evolving at an unprecedented rate. As more and more of the global population moves to urban areas, cities are becoming an important focal point in tackling climate change. Business is playing an important role i ...

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Building resilient supply chains

In 2011, floods in Thailand halted the production of hard drives, raising consumer prices on PCs. A 2010 drought in Russia resulted in lower crop yields, reducing the supply of agricultural products to Europe and North Africa. Extreme weather is alre ...

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