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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This report presents the current situation of Mali where relatively abundant water resources are concentrated along the Niger and Senegal Rivers, and in the...
20-09-2014
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Conflict, climate change and politics
This paper uses three case studies to look at the role of political analysis in analysis of climate change impacts. The case on East Africa explores what might...
20-09-2014
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This paper presents the political, economic, and demographic setting relevant to stability and instability for Niger and Burkina Faso. The report analyzed the...
20-09-2014
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This paper presents two case studies that look at climate-conflict linkages in large urban areas in West Africa. For each city, the political, economic, and...
19-09-2014
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The Talensi district in Northeastern Ghana is located within a semi-arid zone that has been experiencing erratic rainfall and receding forest cover, along with...
19-09-2014
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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...
17-09-2014
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Climate change is already present and it is affecting the lives of the poor the most. It is paramount that the SDG to be agreed in 2015 tackles by cutting GHG...
15-09-2014
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The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Africa? distils the richest material on climate impacts and trends in Africa, and African experiences in...
15-09-2014
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Rural communities in Africa typically rely on rain-fed agriculture and employ a suite of natural indictors to forecast rainfall. In this study Kijazi and co-...
15-09-2014
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An understanding of the drivers of implementation of climate-adaptive action by smallholder farmers is important for increasing adaptive capacity. Using...
15-09-2014
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An understanding of the drivers of implementation of climate-adaptive action by smallholder farmers is important for increasing adaptive capacity. Using...
14-10-2014
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The industrial sectors is responsible for a large share of GHG worldwide, and more so in the industrialised countries and economies in transition, the...
14-08-2014
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The study examines farmer adaptation strategies to climate change in Southern Africa based on a cross-section database of three countries (South Africa, Zambia...
14-08-2014
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Future Climate for Africa, is a new five-year international research programme jointly funded by the UK's Department for International Development and the...
14-08-2014
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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...
14-10-2014
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This book aims to: Summarize policy relevant concepts and synthesize data developed from research work in the tropics over the last 20 years, Provide a linkage...
15-10-2014
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Current farming practices, including land clearing and inefficient use of fertilizers and organic residues, make agriculture a significant contributor to...
27-10-2014
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Drawing on global examples with a focus on African case studies, this paper demonstrates the versatile roles of trees and agroforestry in reducing smallholder’...
27-10-2014
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Trees inside and outside forests contribute to food security in Africa in the face of climate variability and change. They also provide environmental and...
27-10-2014
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Increasing intensity and duration of severe weather events are major challenges to food security and livelihoods of people. Experience in responding to severe...
27-10-2014
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CDKN Workshop: Expert discussion with lunch and networking 4th August 8:00 – 16:00 Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
04-08-2014
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The AfriCAN climate team invites you to join an online seminar to explore access to finance for climate change adaptation projects. The event is on 24 July...
15-07-2014
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Energy savings contributes to energy security, green house mitigation and energy access. Several countries around the world have promoted and implemented...
14-07-2014
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The International Workshop on Open Data for Science and Sustainability in Developing Countries (also referred to as Open Data in Developing Countries, or ODDC...
15-07-2014
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The ENEFM will be held on October 16-19, 2014 in Oludeniz, Fethiye / Mugla-TURKEY. It is an annual congress in the field of Energy Efficiency and Related...
25-06-2014
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SAMPLES is a global research program that investigates the impact of smallholder agriculture on the climate. Currently, virtually no data are available on...
15-10-2014
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The improvement of energy efficiency is considered internationally as one of the ways to ensure energy security of supply, GHG emissions and mitigate the...
13-06-2014
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Tunisia is one of the few developing countries to have developed a proactive policy for the promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency already in the...
13-06-2014
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This paper presents recent findings on how agroforestry as a sustainable practice helps to achieve both mitigation and adaptation objectives while remaining...
13-06-2014
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Renewable sources of energy (solar, wind, biomass and small hydropower) have a great potential to contribute to energy access and energy security in African...
11-06-2014
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