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.

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

This case study described how community-based action has been used to address incerasing flood risk in Dakar.

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

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Economics of adaptation

Assessing the costs of adaptation using multiple lines of evidence.
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Forests and Climate Change

Exploring the role of forests for the adaptation of people to climate change.
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Adaptation Decision Making

Sharing methods, tools and approaches for adaptation decision-making.
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Climate Adaptation Learning Resources

Training modules on climate analysis, vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning.
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52dfc79511ad1guidance 0 - climate adaptation.

weADAPT Guidance

This space is dedicated to collect guidance material around how weADAPT works, how you, as a user or member can benefit from it, how to add content and much more.
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cbanetworksquare - climate adaptation.

Community Based Adaptation Network (CBA Network)

The Community Based Adaptation Conference (CBA) online community space. Visit here for the latest news and information about CBA14.   
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