Knowledge base

The AfriCAN Climate Platform provides a knowledge database on Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Policies. The knowledge items are focused on three levels: (i) Scientific research results, (ii) Indigenous knowledge and (c) Policy. The format of the knowledge collected in the database includes links to organisations, other platforms, initiatives and networks, articles and publications.

The knowledge base items on climate change adaptation include European or African/European research initiatives within the following key thematic areas: water, energy, agriculture and fisheries, forestry, gender, health, and poverty.

The knowledge base on mitigation includes the following key thematic areas: renewable energy, efficient energy use and energy conservation, sustainable transport, urban planning, land use management, reforestation and avoided deforestation, greenhouse gases emission reductions, and population control.

 Additional topics in the knowledge database include indigenous knowledge, policy, risk assessment and decision support tools.

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Highlights •In SSA, woodfuels account for 80% of energy supply. •The demand for charcoal has grown @ 3%/year against 1%/year of that for firewood. •Expected...
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Planning for low emission development efforts require commitments from multiple parties and the process towards developing the strategies should apply the...
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South Africa needs to find the right balance between development and commitments to climate change mitigation. The coal industry contributes significantly to...
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DRC smallholder farming and erosion gully
An understanding of the drivers of implementation of climate-adaptive action by smallholder farmers is important for increasing adaptive capacity. Using...
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Benefits of agroforestry
This article provides evidence for the dual role of agroforestry in climate change mitigation and food security. In contrast to the oft promoted reforestation...
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This article seeks to understand how mitigation actions (MAs) are approached and conceptualised in South Africa, and then to capture the particular sets of...
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Crop related strategies used by communities
Adaptation measures to climate change impacts are critical for the rural resource-poor whose livelihoods are tied to the land. In a survey of households...
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publications
Three options: introducing more camels (browsers) relative to cattle (grazers), clearing bush, and expanding deferred grazing practices were investigated as...
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publications
This project studied responses, in Kenya and Vietnam, to climate variability with respect to water scarcity, drought and floods. In both countries,...
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publications
This work explores the vulnerability of smallholder Malagasy farmers to agricultural risks, their coping strategies and provides recommendations on low-cost...
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Co-organiser: The Complexity Forum
As part of the larger Future Earth initiative this open dialogue hopes to gather African perspectives on different, positive futures for the Earth, the...
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This revised manual provides guidance on conducting Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation, Reflection and Learning in community-based adaptation (CBA)...
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The Adaptation Learning Programme of Care in Ghana worked with two District Assemblies Northern Ghana to develop a model for integrating community based...
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news
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) launched a new website showcasing ongoing climate change research and project activities.
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news
A total of 41 enterprises from Africa and elsewhere have received the 2014 SEED Award, which celebrates innovative social and environmental start-up...
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news
The USA Africa Summit promoted inclusive sustainable development; expanding trade and investment ties; engaging young African leaders; and expanding...
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The fund, called the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), aims to help communities better prepare for stresses and shocks, especially as climate change and...
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The aim of the workshop is to develop rigorous low cost data and methods that will effectively enable planning, monitoring and evaluating climate change...
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The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Gender and Equity theme is, together with the World Agroforestry Centre (...
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Biogas programme in Rwanda, SNV 2013.
The case presented in Rwanda is the National Domestic Biogas Programme (NDBP) developed by the Ministry of Infrastructure and SNV. SNV and NDBP collaborated...
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publications
The transport sector is an important contributor of GHG emissions worldwide, at the same time it is vital for economic development. In South Africa it...
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publications
Three options: introducing more camels (browsers) relative to cattle (grazers), clearing bush, and expanding deferred grazing practices were investigated as...
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Focusing on the Southern African Development Community (SADC), this paper looks at energy-related GHG emissions; the energy sector as climate change mitigation...
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Ariel photograph of the extent of the Mariannhill Landfill Conservancy
The Mariannhill Landfill opened in 1997, was awarded National Conservancy status in 2002, and registered as a Clean Development Mechanism in 2006. The...
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Rea Vaya at the Wits stop
The City of Johannesburg is implementing a Bus rapid Transport system called Rea Vaya and currently has 120 km of a final 330 km up and running. The principle...
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Picture 1_Biogas’ infrastructure (digester container and handwheel)
This case study summarizes the experience of installing and scaling-up biogas units in order to mitigate the degradation and deforestation in the region of...
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events
The UNFCCC Secretariat is organizing an African Regional Wokshop on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) to: facilitate the exchange of best...
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Women, youth and other vulnerable groups are set to benefit from a newly proposed project that seeks to address challenges caused by climate change in the...
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This article seeks to understand how mitigation actions (MAs) are approached and conceptualised in South Africa, and then to capture the particular sets of...
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