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Erin Friedman

CUNY Remote Sensing Earth System Institute (CREST), City College, City University of New York

Based in

United States
North America

Dr. Friedman is a human-environment geographer and political ecologist exploring the intersection between uneven development, climate governance and just transitions. She is currently a research scientist at the CUNY Center for Earth System Remote Sensing Technologies, social science coordinator at the NOAA Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing (NOAA-CESSRST), and postdoctoral associate at the Institution of Environment, Florida International University.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States Antigua and Barbuda Grenada

Focus areas of expertise

Greenwashing Climate policy and politics Climate Justice Scientific assessments

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Friedman, E. (2023). Constructing the adaptation economy: Climate resilient development and the                economization of vulnerability. Global Environmental Change 80, 102673.

Friedman, E., W.D., Solecki, T. Troxler, Z Paganini. (2023). Linking Quality of Life and Climate Change Adaptation Through the Use of a Decision-Support Tool. Climate Risk Management.

Solecki, W., and E. Friedman, (2021). At the Water’s Edge: Coastal Settlement, Transformative Adaptation, and Well-Being in an Era of Dynamic Climate Risk. Annual Review of Public Health 42, 211-232.

Friedman, E., R. Breitzer, W.D. Solecki. (2019). Communicating extreme event policy windows:  Discourses on Hurricane Sandy and policy change in Boston and New York City. Environmental Science and Policy 100, 55-65.

Look, C., E. Friedman, G. Godbout. (2019). The Resilience of Land Tenure Regimes during Hurricane Irma: How Colonial Legacies Impact Disaster Response and Recovery in Antigua and Barbuda. Journal of Extreme Events (6) 1, 1940004.

Solecki, W.D., E. Friedman. (2018). Approaching Risk and Hazards in the New Urban Agenda: A Commentary. In Garschagen, Matthias and L. Porter (Ed.) Interface: The New Urban Agenda: From Vision to Policy and Action. Planning Theory and Practice 19(1), 130-133.