Stephen Woroniecki is finalising his PhD at LUCSUS – Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, in Sweden. The focus of his thesis is Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Sri Lanka. Specifically he explores the potential of such solutions to facilitate the empowerment of the most climate-vulnerable groups. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Ecological Science with Honours in Conservation Management from the University of Edinburgh, and a Master’s degree in Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development from Stockholm University. Before his PhD he worked in the Climate Change and Biodiversity programme of UN Environment-World Conservation Monitoring Centre, working to support the UN-REDD programme on issues of spatial planning, safeguards and multiple benefits as well as on Ecosystem-based Adaptation to climate change (EbA). He has experience working in Britain, Mexico, Kenya, Tanzania, Peru, and Nepal on a variety of issues with the common theme of nature-society interactions.