Lindsey is a research fellow working on issues including climate change, adaptation and development. His background lies in international development and global environmental governance. He has previously worked with the U.N. Development Program in Nepal and the World Food Program. Lindsey has an M.S. in environmental policy from the University of Oxford and has experience working in southern and eastern Africa.
With increasing global attention and finance being poured into adaptation, there is understandable concern actions taken to respond to climate change may end up increasing people's vulnerability now or in the future. Here are four considerations when assessing whether an adaptation strategy is maladaptive.