Essay: Antifragility and Adaptation

The last two posts have looked at the idea of transformational adaptation. In short, they’ve argued that this once radical notion is being watered down in the name of palatability to the great and good of the mainstream world of international development. But sometimes it’s good to look elsewhere for new ideas even if it’s…

Adaptation CountryFile: Zambia

Welcome to (another) new feature – Adaptation Countryfile. Every so often we’ll take a break from the international adaptation circus and get stuck into national and even local level adaptation on the ground. How does climate change affect developing countries in reality? We’ll ask the same questions (who wins and loses, where does the money go,…

Oxfam – Hot and hungry

Welcome back to Digested Reads – telling you what to think about reports that tell you what to think. This week, Oxfam’s “Hot and Hungry” – How do we stop climate change making people hungry. Context: The IPCC is preparing to officially release its 5th Assessment report on Climate Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation. Various newspapers have used leaked…