Thomas E Downing

President and CEO

Thomas E Downing leads the development of a new approach to climate change adaptation, the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership. GCAP offers client-driven consultancy, adaptation knowledge management services and training through the Adaptation Academy. Tom was formerly Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute's office in Oxford and Reader in the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford. He has extensive experience in climate change and disasters research and assessment, from the first protocol for climate change adaptation to mainstreaming procedures in the African Development Bank. His passion is working with small, innovative groups to find solutions. "Adaptation is a journey, each step counts."

54abc9772c4b2screenshot-2015-01-06-11 - climate adaptation.

How can irrigated agriculture adapt to climate change

Abstract

Climate change is already affecting many natural systems and human environments worldwide, like the semiarid Guadiana Basin in Spain. This paper illustrates a systematic...

Read more
class

Oxford Adaptation Academy

The Oxford Adaptation Academy is a joint professional course offered by the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University, and the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership.

Read more
fig

Climate Safeguards System (CSS)

The Climate Safeguards System is a set of decision-making tools and guides that enable the screening of projects for climate change risk and identification of measures to reduce vulnerability.

Read more
4f1ebd3a389d9screen-shot-2012-01-24-at-14 - climate adaptation.

Climate Safeguards System (CSS)

Climate Safeguards System

Climate Safeguards System (CSS)

The African Development Bank, under a contract with the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership, is developing a Climate Safeguards...

Read more