Ruth Butterfield

Director, SEI Oxford Centre

I am the director of the Stockholm Environment Insititue Oxford Centre. I am interested in how both physical and social systems cope with multiple challenges including climate and climate change. My areas of interest are climate change, agriculture, forestry, social and physical vulnerability, social learning and adaptation decision making.

photo credit: ILRI/Zerihun Sewunet.

Adaptive Capacity: An Introduction

This article introduces the concept of adaptative capacity, including definitions. It provides some case examples to illustrate the concept and links to further reading and resources.

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Climate in Tandem: online guidance for climate services

The Climate in Tandem online guidance supports providers, intermediaries and users to collectively design climate services for policy and practice.

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Flooding in Accra, Ghana, June 2015. Photo courtesy of pulse.com.gh

FRACTAL learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 6

Summary of FRACTAL learning theme on Adaptation Inspiration.

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Dumping of waste, market encroachment and urban agriculture occurring on the banks of the Lilongwe river, Malawi. Source: abc.iclei.org.

Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Effective Management in Cities

Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Effective Management in Cities

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Source to Sea project Cape Town. Photo from Source to Sea website.

FRACTAL Learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 1

Adaptation Inspiration Theme: Introduction to the first theme of the FRACTAL WhatsApp Learning platform - focused on adaptation action in four African cities.

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Mamadou Ndiaye, délégué de quartier of Bene Baraque sitting on a design bench. Benches made from recycled materials are arranged around the basins to improve the living environment of the neighbouring districts. Credit: Consortium pour la Recherche Economique et Sociale (CRES).

Community-based Action against Flood Risks in Dakar

Community-based action against Flood Risks in Dakar

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Ruth is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Climate Knowledge Brokers

The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group is a growing alliance of around 400 leading global, regional and national knowledge brokers specialising in climate and development information.
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Gender and Social Equality

This theme aims to deepen engagement on issues of gender and social equality in the context of environment and development, foster collaborations and strengthen capacity.
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SDC Climate Change & Environment Network

The CC&E Network provides a knowledge exchange platform for development practitioners, organizations and SDC staff and partners working in and around climate change and environment issues
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Drylands Resource Guide

This guide highlights research and learning for climate change hotspots, with annotations from ASSAR academics to guide you to the most relevant and useful information for your work.
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Climate Finance

This theme focuses on how to ensure that climate finance serves to achieve meaningful, long-term change in economic and social development trajectories, particularly for developing countries.
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ASSAR

This 5-year research project seeks to better understand barriers and enablers to widespread transformative adaptation to advance adaptive livelihoods for vulnerable groups
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