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.

Senegal

Current Climate

Map of Senegal, source CIA factbook 2009

Most of Senegal has a typically tropical climate, but the northern regions lie in the Sahel. Senegal has a varied underlying...

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Circe foundation paper

Rationale

This interactive user guide is being developed to produce CIRCE project deliverable D13.2.1 Foundatation paper on adaptation options and screening. The rationale is that by...

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Adaptation Principles

The weADAPT platform is based on common principles for climate adaptation and collaborative capacity building, read about them here. 

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Capacity Strengthening of Least Developed Countries for Adaptation to Climate Change (CLACC)

CLACC was initiated by IIED in 2004 and supports LDCs to adapt to climate change. Because their degree of vulnerability is high, the programs in LDCs require long-term capacity strengthening...

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Nepal baseline vulnerability assessment and social indices

Nepal baseline vulnerability assessment and social indices

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Vulnerability Frameworks

This page shows an exercise developed for a short course on adaptation for the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Network for Asia. It compiles a series of vulnerability frameworks which participants...

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