Harrhy James is a Research Assistant in the VARMAP section at UNU-EHS. He comes from the UK where he completed his BSc in Geography at Durham University. Harrhy began working in VARMAP as a Student Assistant in August 2016 whilst studying for the Master’s programme “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security” at UNU-EHS and the University of Bonn. His main assignments have included working on a global risk index for the G7-supported InsuRisk project, and conducting literature reviews and editorial support for a Springer book on disaster risk reduction in Indonesia. Harrhy recently graduated from the Master’s programme and wrote his Master’s thesis on an evaluation of alternative ecosystem-based adaptation strategies to climate change in Portugal. He is currently working on an analysis of future risk trends in National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), a review of dynamic risk assessment methodologies for the annual INQUIMUS workshop, and a project proposal for an IKI-funded 6-year programme in South America called Transformative Urban Coalitions (TUC).