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The Global Goal for Adaptation Under the Paris Agreement: Putting Ideas into Action

Sub-Saharan Africa, is recognized by the fifth assessment report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as the African region that is most vulnerable to drought and the impacts of climate change. Within the report, it is pred…

Is the Livestock Sector in Southern Africa Prepared for Climate Change?

"The climate of the Southern African region is moving towards drier and hotter regimes. Livestock production will be significantly affected by the change and variability of climate, yet the response to climate change in the region has been unco-ordi…

Climate Adaptation Readiness for Agriculture: Drought Lessons from the Western Cape, South Africa

"Agriculture is a critical component of national and sub-national economies, yet it is also highly vulnerable to weather extremes and scarce water resources. Climate change is increasing disaster risks in Southern Africa. Despite progress on i…

Perception of Climate Change in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

The research shows that the majority of Nigerians within the Niger Delta have very poor knowledge of the causes and effects of climate change. This therefore calls on all levels of government in Nigeria to vigorously pursue, public enlightenment on …

The Political Economy of Long-Lived Decisions in Africa: Framework Report

The first part of the report is structured around three primary research questions: Which long-lived economic decisions are most relevant to influence in order to respond to climate change adaptation imperatives? Which institutions and processes ex…

Climate Change Adaptation Readiness: Lessons from the 2015/2016 El Niño for Climate Readiness in Southern Africa

"Southern Africa is experiencing its worst drought in at least 35 years. The drought is associated with an acute El Niño cycle, a periodic weather phenomenon that affects weather patterns across large regions of the globe, including Southern Africa…

Paris Agreement in Practice: What Next for Africa and Developing Countries? Based on the Proceedings of the 3rd Global Climate Policy Conference Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 13-14 July 2016

This report summarises findings of the 3rd Global Climate Policy Conference (GCPC) held on 13- 14 July 2016 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The theme of GCPC 2016 was “Implementing the Paris Agreement: new research solutions for developing countries”. D…

Integrated Community- and Ecosystem-based Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation

Global climate change is an unprecedented threat in human history; one that will unfold over a long timescale, unevenly, in a non-linear fashion,and unpredictably. In response there is increasing focus on programming and policies that promote transf…

Policies and Practices for Climate-Smart Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparative Assessment of Challenges and Opportunities Across 15 Countries

Sub-Saharan Africa is particularly vulnerable to climate change. The region is marked by strong dependence on rain-fed agriculture and natural resources, limited infrastructure in rural areas, and high levels of poverty. The region is projected to …

The Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture and Food Security in Africa

Climate change will play an increasingly important role in Africa, as elsewhere, during the course of the 21st century. Rising temperatures and increased frequency of extremely dry and wet years are expected to slow progress toward increased product…

Gender-Sensitive, Climate-Smart Agriculture for Improved Nutrition in Africa South of the Sahara

The effects of climate change are already being felt across the globe, particularly among smallholder producers in developing countries, whose livelihoods are strongly affected by climate conditions. Climate change will continue to threaten food pr…

Overcoming the barriers to Climate Change Adaptation

As adaptation moves from theory to practice, there is growing recognition that barriers may make it difficult for individuals, businesses and governments to plan and implement adaptation actions. These involve a variety of issues, especially for lon…

Study Report on Gender Dimensions of Climate Change Related Projects in Somalia

Climate change poses serious development challenge in Puntland and Somalia in general that needs to be addressed urgently. Somalia and Puntland development plans and policy documents recognize this challenge and observe that if climate change is n…

Econometric Analysis of Perception and Adaptation to Climate Change Risks among Farmers in Congo-Brazzaville

This study analyzes the experience of farmers under Agri-Congo with regard to perception and adaptation to climate change. It is based on a field survey of 201 farmers, comprising 101 in Brazzaville and 100 in Pointe-Noire, the two largest cities in…

Analyse Econometrique de la Perception et de l'Adaptation aux Risques Lies au Changement Climatique chez les Exploitants Agricoles du Congo-Brazzaville / Econometric Analysis of the Perception and Adaptation to Climate Change Risks Among Farmers in Congo-

This study analyzes the experience of farmers under Agri-Congo with regard to perception and adaptation to climate change. It is based on a field survey of 201 farmers, comprising 101 in Brazzaville and 100 in Pointe-Noire, the two largest cities in…

Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Building by Rural Women in the Niger Delta Communities: The Case of Delta State

Historically speaking, women have played key roles in the struggle for environmental justice and sustainable development in the Niger Delta region. As the most vulnerable group to the impacts of climate change, many rural women in the Niger Delta ar…

The Urgent Race to Net Zero: Exploring African Priorities for COP 26

The global COVID-19 pandemic has marked a turning point in business-as-usual practices, highlighting the need to re-think and re-establish economy-wide norms based on systemic sustainability and equity considerations. At the same time, countries are…

Migration as Adaptation: Addressing Rural-Urban Migration in Uganda

There is a need for better understanding of the role of climate change as a driver of rural–urban migration in Uganda, particularly to Kampala. Climate change migration in Uganda has yet to be explored in detail, and with limited data on internal mi…

Multi-Local Livelihoods, Climate Change and Urban Vulnerability

The challenges posed by climate change highlight something South African workers have known for decades: that planning on the basis of geography is inherently limited. Multi-locality is an increasingly recognised strategy South African households us…

Proceedings of the Regional Climate Change Dialogue and Training Workshop for Policymakers and Scientist

The Regional Climate Change Dialogue and Training Workshop provided an avenue for sharing experiences and lessons drawn from the different countries relating to climate change. The overall goal of the regional workshop was to bring different partner…

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