Publications

In this section you will find a diverse range of sources, including scientific publications, country reports, books, slide presentations, among others.
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In South Africa the impacts of climate change on children need to be considered in relation to wider development pressures affecting the country. Challenges...
04-07-2014
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Based on a review of the GLOBE Climate Legislation Studies [1 and 2] and desk-top research on climate change policies, laws and regulations from 17...
03-07-2014
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This paper describes the institutional and resource challenges and opportunities in getting different sectors in eThekwini Municipality (the local...
23-06-2014
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This news brief highlighted height top takeaways from some of the first workshops, from Glasgow to Christchurch. Twenty-one cities around the world have hosted...
23-06-2014
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This paper discusses micro-level practices for adapting to climate change that are available to small-scale farmers in Africa. The analysis is based on a...
19-06-2014
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The research project ‘Adaptations to climate change amongst natural resource-dependant societies in the developing world: across the southern African climate...
19-06-2014
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Coasts and the world’s oceans are crucial to life on Earth, they support livelihoods, and are vital to the global economy in many ways. Coastal ecosystems...
19-06-2014
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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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Through a case study of two municipalities in South Africa, this paper identifies the factors that enable action to be taken at the local government level. 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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With an estimated population of 1.1 million, Maputo is the most densely populated city in Mozambique. The city is sharply divided into two areas: ’the cement...
04-06-2014
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What opportunities and challenges does climate compatible development present in the context of rapidly growing cities across the African continent, where two...
28-05-2014
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Africa needs to increase energy supplies across the continent to allow growth and well for its increasing population. As a first step to improving access, most...
27-05-2014
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Anju Sharma introduces three new briefing notes produced by ecbi and CDKN on issues of concern to Least Developed Countries in the international climate change...
20-05-2014
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Ensuring that policy-makers are able to respond to the medium- and long-term implications of climate change is important in promoting climate-resilient...
20-05-2014
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The impact of climate change on the different sectors of the economy has been widely recognised. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...
19-05-2014
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This article reports a rapid method for rangeland assessments in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda by harnessing pastoralists' indigenous knowledge among the Orma,...
15-05-2014
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Changing climate and weather patterns are predicted to have severe negative impacts on food production, food security and natural resources in the immediate...
14-05-2014
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This paper describes the findings from the very first application of a new methodology to support governments and development partners that wish to mobilise...
29-04-2014
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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) released a discussion paper that identifies climate adaptation strategies for agricultural systems,...
15-04-2014
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IEA Technology Road Map 2013
The International Energy Agency (IEA) released a report on new technological developments that will improve the energy efficiency involved in heating and...
13-02-2014
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This compendium presents a wide-ranging overview of more than 400 projects, case studies and research activities specifically related to climate change and...
13-02-2014
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This paper highlights indigenous mitigation and adaptation strategies that have been practiced in the Sahel, and the benefits of integrating indigenous...
13-02-2014
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Sub-Saharan Africa needs to increase its energy supply drastically in order to meet its energy demand and support economic growth. Experts estimate that Sub-...
03-02-2014
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Traditional rangeland fire management
Fire is an important feature in both cultural and ecological contexts in Africa and also contributes CO2 to the atmosphere and reduces terrestrial carbon...
16-01-2014
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This resport presents the results of the second edition of the AfriCAN Climate events held in Nairobi, Kenya, in November 2013. The events, comprising a...
20-12-2013
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Limpopo River Basin is predominantly a rural community and therefore livelihoods are generally through agricultural or other rural activities. Effective and...
20-12-2013
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Alexandra Township Johannesburg local government water and energy
Water and energy supply are two of the most important responsibilities of municipalities in South Africa. The authors show that increased rainfall variability...
19-12-2013
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Most Sub-Saharan African countries have low energy coverage. Country leaders are doing deliberated efforts to put in place Country Energy Strategies to tackle...
17-12-2013
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Nearly half of the world’s population cook with low quality biomass and using simple technologies, most of them use three stone cook stoves, this is true in...
11-12-2013
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