Ruth Butterfield

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.

Community volunteers working on the drainage. Pictures provided by: People’s Process on Housing and Poverty in Zambia.

FRACTAL Learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 5

Adaptation Inspiration Theme: Building Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the City of Lusaka, Zambia

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The Katse Dam, on the Malibamat'so River in Lesotho, was completed in 2009, as the centrepiece of the Phase 1 of the LHWP. Photo provided by: Amada44 / Wikimedia Commons.

FRACTAL Learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 4

FRACTAL Adaptation Inspiration Module 4: Tackling Water Insecurity in a Changing Climate in Lesotho

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Source to Sea catchment. Photo provided by: Bruce Sutherland (2014) (from the City of Cape Town)

FRACTAL Learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 3

Adaptation Inspiration Theme: Applying an Integrated Catchment Management System to Cape Town

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Two children play around a household in Chamanculo C., Maputo. Photo provided by: Charlotte Allen

FRACTAL learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 2

  • Adaptation Inspiration Theme: Public, Private, People Partnerships for Climate Compatible Development, Maputo, Mozambique.
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Bioreactor at Gammams water reclamation plant. Photo provided by: City of Windhoek.

Ensuring Future Water Security through Direct Potable Reuse in Windhoek, Namibia

Adaptation Inspiration Theme: Ensuring Future Water Security through Direct Potable Reuse in Windhoek, Namibia

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The SEI Initiative on Climate Services

This initiative aims to develop new approaches for the improved design, use and interpretation of climate services. This page describes the initiative and how to get involved.

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

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AfriCAN Climate

AfriCAN Climate is a project co-funded by the European Commission within the 7th FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME. The project was set up by a team of 5 African and 5 European organisations.
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ACCRA

The Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance programme is made up of Oxfam GB, ODI, Save the Children International, Care International and World Vision International.
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Disasters and Climate Change

Generating knowledge to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) with equitable, sustainable and resilient development, recognizing that development and DRR are interlinked.  
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Capacity Development

To improve the capacity of research and training institutions in developing countries to support climate change adaptation and mitigation action.
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Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation

Exploring the co-benefits of adaptation and mitigation.
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Small Islands and Climate Change

Promoting an understanding of the vulnerabilities and resilience of islands not only among SIDS but also among countries with islands.
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