Richard Taylor

Senior Research Fellow

I am a researcher working in adaptation decision-making and social simulation modelling. I implemented the Adaptation Options Explorer (ADX) prototype in which users can compare multiple decision-making methods. I also program in NetLogo - for multi-agent simulation - applied to the study of complex systems. Research domain areas include: decision-making methods, decision networks, sustainability of ecosystems and related livelihoods, environmentally-induced (human) migration, societal resilience and tipping points.

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Digitalization of the built environment

Digitalization opens up new opportunities to contribute to the achievement of the Paris Agreement targets and the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDC-supported Climate Ledger Initiative (CLI) is helping to achieve the Agreement’s climate targets using digital ledger technologies such as blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies. These offer huge potential for climate action.

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Enabling Climate Science Use to Better Support Resilience and Adaptation Practice

This report reviews the use of climate science in adaptation and resilience practice. It was commissioned by the UK government to inform the development of a new programme. 

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The Adaptation at Altitude Solutions Portal

This article introduces the Adaptation at Altitude Solutions Portal for climate change adaptation (and related areas) in mountain regions, and describes how it has been and will continue to be developed.

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Climate Training Theme on weADAPT

Climate adaptation training courses

Training courses on climate information analysis, vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning recommended by weADAPT.

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Research Methods for Understanding and Supporting Decision Processes in African Cities

This paper explores how several decision-making "process" and "support " methods can lead to better informed climate change adaptation decisions in Southern Africa.

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Risk Perception and Community Networks for Community Resilience

This article looks at the role that perception, local knowledge, and social networks play in community resilience in the alpine community of Badia, which experienced a large landslide in 2012.

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

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Climate, Food Security and Agriculture

Climate change is already noticeable through extreme weather events such as droughts and floods, water scarcity and changes in rainfall patterns as well as greater CO2 concentrations in the atmosph

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Community Based Adaptation

This theme aims to support and connect people working to empower communities to adapt to climate change and features monthly collaborative learning CBA forums.
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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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Climate Finance

This theme captures a wide array of issues and perspectives associated with access to climate finance, with the aim of sharing knowledge and experiences for improving access to climate finance for the most vulnerable.  
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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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Climate Resilient Development

Approaches, tools, methods, and guidance for progressing towards Climate Resilient Development, and experiences and learning from how these are being applied in practice. 
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