Adaptation to climate change became a popular subject in the late 2000s and early 2010s. But suddenly new words are upon us, transformation and resilience being the two most prominent. How do they relate to adaptation? Do we still need to talk about adaptation? The purpose of this website is to provide access to resources on adaptation, and at the same time ask some critical questions about what it is, what it isn’t and what it should be.

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My name is Dr Lisa Schipper. This website also serves as my CV. I am an adaptation and development researcher. My focus is on developing countries and adaptation, social and cultural dimensions of vulnerability to climate change and natural hazards, and the links between (sustainable) development and adaptation.

Some of my current activities include a project on resilience indicators for drought to support the UNCCD, contributing to the IPCC 6th Assessment Report as a Co-ordinating Lead Author of the chapter on ‘Climate Resilient Development Pathways’. From March 2021, I am researcher on a project looking at equality, diversity and inclusion in research funding through Oxford University’s Research Services.

I am a mother and an animal lover, trying to develop a quintessential English garden in a rented space, and transform my home into my eco-friendly dream house. You will most often find me in Oxford, when I am not travelling for work, or in my summerhouse in Sweden.

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