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…

Food systems will not adapt to climate change without seed diversity warns report

This article was first published on the Get Resilient Blog and is republished with permission.   Global food systems will struggle to adapt to climate change unless urgent action is taken to increase seed diversity, warn advocacy and environmental groups. In a recent report, the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA), Gaia Foundation and African Biodiversity Network (ABN) highlight…

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,…