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Using Climate Information to Achieve Long Term Development Objectives in Coastal Ghana and Mozambique

Accra in Ghana and Maputo in Mozambique are cities currently facing many development challenges, such as poor transport and drainage infrastructure, as a result of inadequate planning regulations and law enforcement. These weaknesses in governance...

Using Climate Information to Achieve Long-Term Development Objectives in Rwanda

Current climate variability and extreme events such as floods and landslides have already had major impacts in Rwanda. Soil erosion and droughts are some of the effects that rainfall variability have on agriculture. These impacts have been recogni...

Using Climate Information to Achieve Long Term Development Objectives in Zambia

Governments, civil society, the private sector, governments, civil society and individuals in Africa are making critical investment decisions about the near-term development of their nations and localities. The impacts of climate change can determ...

Using Climate Information for Large-Scale Hydropower Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa

In this policy brief the focus is mainly on port infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa. Climate change risks are investigated as well as the use of climate services in decision-making. Recommendations are made for actions to enhance the resilienc...

Promoting the Use of Climate Information to Achieve Long-Term Development Objectives in Sub-Saharan Africa: Results from the Future Climate for Africa Scoping Phase

The impacts of climate change are currently being felt by people and communities. However, many of the most severe impacts will be felt in the decades to come. Significant barriers emerge in an effort to achieve long-term development objectives,...

Thoughts on the Choice of Form of an INDC

Countries have to choose a specific form with which to express their contribution in the context of adopting the new climate agreement under the UNFCCC in 2015. The form and the way it is communicated and visualized, is distinct from the scale of ...

Conflict-sensitive Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa

Whether natural, or caused by humans, it is becoming clear that climate change is a reality that will affect the entire globe. Our concern should be for the poorest Africans, many of whom are highly dependent on natural resources for their living....

Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change in the Development Process in Uganda

This paper has reviewed the potential impacts of climate change on Uganda and illustrated possible adaptation measures taking into consideration social, economic and environmental trends and sources of vulnerability. Agriculture remains the back...

Geneva was Quick – but How Deep Will Paris Go?

In this blog, the climate negotiation process and following agreements were briefly discussed. Ideas on key areas by all delegates/negotiators were put on the table – on mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology, capacity‐building and transpare...

Understanding the Policy Landscape for Climate Change Adaptation A Cross-Country Comparison Using the Net-Map Method

It is now widely accepted that climate change is one of the largest challenges facing agriculture in the 21st century. Among those who are most affected are poor agricultural households in the developing world, even though they have contributed le...

How Low Can you Go? Climate Talks in Lima

The meetings in Lima, Peru took place from 1 to 12 December 2014 being the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP10). It was formally the 20th session of the Conference of th...

Climate Change: An African Response

"Most Africans depend directly on agriculture and natural resources for their livelihood, and yet these livelihoods are threatened by the most important atmospheric phenomena in sub-Saharan Africa, which is climate change. Ironically, and relative...

The EU and the Progressive Alliance Negotiating in Durban: Saving the Climate?

"This paper has discussed international climate change, and in particular the UN Durban Climate Summit held in December 2011, from an international relations perspective and by drawing on the literature on negotiations and EU foreign policy. It i...

Supporting International Climate Negotiators: Lessons from CDKN

"A global climate deal that reflects the interests of the poorest and most climate vulnerable countries is possible only if climate change negotiators from these countries take part in international climate negotiations. A limited number of other ...

Drivers and Challenges for Climate Compatible Development

"What does it take to design and deliver CCD? Policies and institutions for CCD are always part of a larger policy landscape; they are subject to numerous external drivers and influences. As the CDKN guide to green growth, it is important for plan...

Technology Diffusion through Intellectual Property Rights: Innovating to Combat Climate Change

"The technological revolution required by climate action, aimed at mitigating the impact of climate change, can be achieved by existing technology, but would benefit immensely from continued innovation to lower costs. Such a revolution will enable...

South Africa's Nuclear Future

"The South African government has embarked on a programme to develop the country’s nuclear energy capability in order to meet increasing national energy demand. In order to achieve its nuclear ambitions, government has appointed a cabinet-level ...

Africa and the Global Crisis : Time to Throw Away Neo Liberalism

The economic activity in African countries, was devastated by the financial and economic crisis that swept away small businesses, firms, mines, jobs, revenues and livelihoods; compounding existing challenges and shocks of the highroad and energy c...

Synthesis Report: The 1st Pan-Africa Non-State Actors (NSA) Policy Dialogue Meeting on the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP): Working Together to Tackle the Challenges of African Agriculture – Role of NSAs

The meeting had specific objectives 1) Engagement in effective dialogue among various stakeholders to deepen the commitment and alignment of national agricultural policies and investment plans to key CAADP targets and principles; 2) capacity str...

Climate Change in Ghana: Impacts on Agriculture and the Policy Implications

The five papers in this volume represent a selection of ongoing research on climate change in Ghana. They focus exclusively on agriculture given its significance in Ghana's economy. The lead off paper is by Ferdinand Mawunya and Samuel Adiku and i...

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