All publications can also be found on my ORCID profile here.

Peer Review, Commentary, Editorials, Edited Books & Book Chapters


Grasham, C.F…E.L.F. Schipper et al (2021) ‘Engaging with the politics of climate resilience towards clean water and sanitation for all’ NPJ Clean Water,

Schipper, E.L.F. et al (2021) ‘Equity in Climate Scholarship: A Manifesto for Action’ Climate and Development,

Eriksen, S.,  E.L.F. Schipper, M. Scoville-Simonds, K. Vincent, H.N. Adam, N. Brooks, B. Harding, D. Khatri, L. Lenaerts, D. Liverman, M. Mills-Novoa, M. Mosberg, S. Movik, B. Muok, A. Nightingale, H. Ojha, L. Sygna, M. Taylor, C. Vogel, J. J. West (2021) ‘Adaptation interventions and their effect on vulnerability in developing countries: Help, hindrance or irrelevance?’ World Development

Ettinger, J., F.E.L. Otto, E.L.F. Schipper ‘Storytelling can be a powerful tool for science’, Nature, Correspondence, 589: 352, 19 January 2021


Magnan, A.K., Schipper, E.L.F., Duvat, V. (2020) ‘Frontiers in Climate Change Adaptation Science’ Current Climate Change Reports,

Schipper, E.L.F. (2020) Maladaptation: When adaptation to climate change goes very wrong’ One Earth,

Schipper, E.L.F., Eriksen, S.E., Fernandez-Carril, L., Glavovic, B., Shawoo, Z., (2020) ‘Turbulent Transformation: Abrupt societal disruption and climate resilient development’ Climate and Development

Schipper, E.L.F. et al (2020) ‘The Debate: Is Global Development Adapting to Climate Change?’ World Development Perspectives,


Sova, C.A. and Schipper, E.L.F. (2019) Adaptation policy and planning in developing countries. Chapter 12 in, Keskitalo, E.C.H., and Preston, B.L. (eds.) Research Handbook on Climate Change Adaptation Policy. Edward Elgar. ISBN: 978 1 78643 251 3.


Schipper, E.L.F., V. Le Masson, L. Langston, S. Kratzer, R. Sogani, E. Nyukuri, M.T. Arana (2017) ‘Closing the Knowledge Gaps on Gender and Climate Change for CCD’ in Nunan. F. (ed.) Making Climate Compatible Development Happen. Routledge: London.


Magnan, A., E.L.F. Schipper et al (2016) ‘Reframing Maladaptation to Climate Change‘, WIREs Climate Change DOI: 10.1002/wcc.409

*Schipper, E.L.F., Thomalla, F., Vulturius, G, Davis, M. and Johnson, K. (2016) Linking Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change and Development. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. 7: 2 (*Received Emerald Literati Network Award for Outstanding Paper 2017)

Wilkinson, E., L. Schipper, C. Simonet, Z. Kubik (2016) ‘Climate change, migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ ODI Briefing Paper.

Nyukuri, E., Naess, L.O., Schipper, L. (2016) ‘Gender and Climate Compatible Development: Kenya Report’, London: CDKN and Practical Action Consulting.


Krueger, F., G. Bankoff, T. Cannon, E.L.F. Schipper, B. Orlowski (eds.) (2015) Cultures and Disasters: Understanding Cultural Framings in Disaster Risk Reduction, Routledge: London.

Schipper, E.L.F. (2015) ‘Religion and Belief Systems’ in Krueger, F., G. Bankoff, T. Cannon, E.L.F. Schipper, B. Orlowski (eds.) Cultures and Disasters: Understanding Cultural Framings in Disaster Risk Reduction, Routledge: London.

Thomalla, F., R. Smith, E.L.F. Schipper ‘Cultural Aspects of Risk to Environmental Changes and Hazards: A Review of Perspectives’ in M. Companion (ed.) (2015) Disasters’ Impact on Livelihood and Cultural Survival: Losses, Opportunities, and Mitigation Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Schipper, E.L.F, L. Langston (2015) ‘A comparative overview of resilience measurement frameworks: analysing indicators and approaches’ ODI Working Paper 422.

Jones, L., E. Carabine, E.L.F. Schipper (2015) ‘(Re)conceptualising maladaptation in policy and practice: towards an evaluative framework’ PRISE Working Paper, ODI.


Cannon, T., E.L.F. Schipper, G. Bankoff, F. Krueger (eds.) (2014) World Disasters Report 2014: Focus on Culture and Disasters, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC): Geneva.

Schipper, E.L.F., C. Merli, P. Nunn (2014) ‘Chapter 2: Culture, beliefs and people’s ways of perceiving risk’, in T. Cannon, E.L.F. Schipper, G. Bankoff, F. Krueger (eds.) World Disasters Report 2014: Focus on Culture and Disasters, IFRC: Geneva.

Hewitson, B., A. Janetos, T. Carter, F. Giorgi, R.Jones, W-T Kwon, L. Mearns, E.L.F. Schipper, M. v. Aalst (2014) ‘Chapter 21: Regional Context’ in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

Schipper, L., L. Langston (2014) ‘Gender equality and Climate Compatible Development Drivers and challenges to people’s empowerment’ ODI/CDKN Working Paper.

2013 and other key previous publications

Schipper, E.L.F., J. Ayers, H. Reid, S. Huq, A. Rahman (eds.) (2013) Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change: Scaling it Up, Routledge: London.

Cardona, O.D, M. van Aalst, J. Birkmann, M. Fordham, G. McGregor, R. Perez, R.S. Pulwarty, E.L.F. Schipper, B.T. Sinh (2012) ‘Chapter 2. Determinants of Risk: Exposure and Vulnerability’ in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation, Cambridge University Press*: Cambridge.

Conway, D., E.L.F. Schipper (2011) ‘Adaptation to climate change in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities identified from Ethiopia’ Global Environmental Change, 1(21): 227-237.

Schipper, E.L.F. (2010) ‘Religion as an Integral Part of Determining and Reducing Climate Change and Disaster Risk: an Agenda for Research’ in Voss, M. (ed.) Climate Change: The Social Science Perspective, pp.377-393, VS-Verlag: Wiesbaden, Germany. 

Christoplos, I, T. Rodríguez, E.L.F. Schipper, et al (2010) ‘Learning from Recovery after Hurricane Mitch’ Disasters 34(2): S202-S219.

Schipper, E.L.F. (2009) ‘Meeting at the crossroads? Exploring the linkages between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction’ Climate and Development 1(1): 16-30.

Schipper, E.L.F. and I. Burton (eds.) (2009) The Earthscan Reader in Adaptation to Climate Change Earthscan: London.

Smakhtin, V., E.L.F. Schipper (2008) ‘Droughts: The Impact of Semantics and Perceptions’ Water Policy 10 (2): 131-143.

O’Brien, K., L. Sygna, R. Leichenko, W.N. Adger, J. Barnett, T. Mitchell, L. Schipper, T. Tanner, C. Vogel, C. Mortreux (2008) ‘Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and Human Security’ Report prepared for the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the Global Environmental Change and Human Security (GECHS) Project, GECHS Report 2008: 3.

Schipper, E.L.F. (2006) ‘Conceptual History of Adaptation to Climate Change under the UNFCCC’ Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) 15 (1): 82-92.

Schipper, E.L., E. Boyd (2006) ‘UNFCCC COP 11 and COP/MOP 1: At last, some hope?’ Journal of Environment and Development, 15(1): 75-90.

Schipper, L., M. Pelling (2006) ‘Disaster Risk, Climate Change and International Development: Scope for, and Challenges to, Integration’, Disasters, 30 (1): 19-38. 

*Burton, I., Huq, S., Lim, B., Pilifosova, O., Schipper, E.L. (2002) ‘From Impacts Assessment to Adaptation Priorities: The Shaping of Adaptation Policy’ Climate Policy, 2-3 (2): 145-159 (*Selected as one of the top 20 papers from Climate Policy in December 2020)