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.

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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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The IMPACT2C web-atlas

The IMPACT2C web-atlas summarises in maps and texts the impact of global 2°C warming on Climate, Tourism, Energy, Health, Water, Coasts, Agriculture, Forests and Ecosystems.

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Transforming disaster risk reduction

This article highlights key areas where efforts to reduce the underlying causes/drivers of vulnerability and risk need to be improved to create more inclusive, equitable and sustainable development.

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SEI Initiative on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk

This SEI Initiative seeks to integrate DRR around the world with equitable, sustainable and resilient development by transforming the relationship between development and DRR. 

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Putting Climate Knowledge into Climate Action - SEI Oxford seminar 29th of September 2015

On the 29th of September SEI Oxford convened researchers, practitioners, partners and students in an interactive and lively seminar. Please find material from the seminar here

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Principles for Indicator Development, Selection, and Use in Climate Change Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation

The study looks at M&E for CCA in a broader context to see what the key challenges are, how M&E is being applied in the adaptation field and finally at the evaluation-policy interface.

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

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EcoAdapt

EcoAdapt - Ecosystem‐based strategies and innovations in water governance networks in Latin American landscapes 
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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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Cities and climate change

Views on trends, challenges, findings and case studies of cities adapting throughout the world.
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National Adaptation Planning

Designing robust, flexible adaptation strategies for national adaptation plans.
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Vulnerability

Guidelines and tools for assessing the social and biophysical vulnerability to climate change.
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