Ruth Butterfield

Director, SEI Oxford Centre

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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Taxonomies developed for CCA & DRR

These taxonomies integrate terms from high level glossaries and keyword tags used in knowledge platforms to provide a foundation for interconnecting all related knowledge online.

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Improving the co-production of climate services for agriculture

This case study aimed to strengthen capacities of farmers and government officials to understand and share climate information and best practices to inform agricultural decision-making in Nigeria.

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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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The Tandem framework

The Tandem framework provides a holistic approach for the co-design of climate services. The seven-step approach is designed to help scientists, intermediaries and decision-makers collaborate.

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Flooding in Accra, Ghana, June 2015. Photo courtesy of pulse.com.gh

FRACTAL learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 6

This provides a summary of FRACTAL learning course on Adaptation Inspiration held in 2018, developed by SEI, CSAG UCT and other partners using inspirational cases from across Africa.

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Dumping of waste, market encroachment and urban agriculture occurring on the banks of the Lilongwe river, Malawi. Source: abc.iclei.org.

Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Effective Management in Cities

Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Effective Management in Cities

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