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.

news
For the first time in history, an opportunity exists to integrate global efforts to tackle climate change and poverty, and set the world on a path to zero...
04-12-2014
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6,633
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There are several climate funds already in operation before the establishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). This paper draws on the analysis of climate...
24-11-2014
0
7,320
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The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) contains contributions from three Working Groups. Working Group I assesses the physical science basis of climate...
20-11-2014
0
7,459
news
While development funding reaches an all-time high, questions remain over whether funds are sufficient to take on climate change as well.
20-11-2014
0
6,188
events
The South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Forum (SSCCC Forum) will take place in the interval of COP20 of UNFCCC in Lima, Peru, on December 8, and...
17-11-2014
5
24,352
news
Nairobi, 30 October 2014 - President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon witnessed Thursday the adoption of a new...
03-11-2014
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6,613
publications
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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2,384
publications
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
0
2,413
publications
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
0
2,561
publications
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
0
2,512
news
For the first time in history, an opportunity exists to integrate global efforts to tackle climate change and poverty, and set the world on a path to zero...
04-12-2014
0
6,633
links_type
There are several climate funds already in operation before the establishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). This paper draws on the analysis of climate...
24-11-2014
0
7,320
links_type
The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) contains contributions from three Working Groups. Working Group I assesses the physical science basis of climate...
20-11-2014
0
7,459
news
While development funding reaches an all-time high, questions remain over whether funds are sufficient to take on climate change as well.
20-11-2014
0
6,188
events
The South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Forum (SSCCC Forum) will take place in the interval of COP20 of UNFCCC in Lima, Peru, on December 8, and...
17-11-2014
5
24,352
news
Nairobi, 30 October 2014 - President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon witnessed Thursday the adoption of a new...
03-11-2014
0
6,613
CC negotiation skills.jpg
Climate Change Science and Negotiations" is a two-semester course, with the first semester launching in fall 2014. During the first semester, you will learn...
15-10-2014
0
2,356
CORAF.jpg
Sub-Saharan Africa’s growing human population continues to face severe problems of food and nutrition insecurity and poverty, and Southern Africa is one of the...
14-10-2014
0
2,646
The second AfriCAN climate webinar explored how and why solar energy makes an impact on zero carbon development in Africa. The event took place on 30 September...
01-10-2014
0
2,257
CurrentOpinionCover.gif
Agroforestry is the integrated land use management technique which incorporates woody perennials (trees or shrubs) with non-woody agricultural crops and/or...
13-10-2014
0
3,199
news
For the first time in history, an opportunity exists to integrate global efforts to tackle climate change and poverty, and set the world on a path to zero...
04-12-2014
0
6,633
links_type
There are several climate funds already in operation before the establishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). This paper draws on the analysis of climate...
24-11-2014
0
7,320
links_type
The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) contains contributions from three Working Groups. Working Group I assesses the physical science basis of climate...
20-11-2014
0
7,459
news
While development funding reaches an all-time high, questions remain over whether funds are sufficient to take on climate change as well.
20-11-2014
0
6,188
events
The South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Forum (SSCCC Forum) will take place in the interval of COP20 of UNFCCC in Lima, Peru, on December 8, and...
17-11-2014
5
24,352
news
Nairobi, 30 October 2014 - President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon witnessed Thursday the adoption of a new...
03-11-2014
0
6,613
CC negotiation skills.jpg
Climate Change Science and Negotiations" is a two-semester course, with the first semester launching in fall 2014. During the first semester, you will learn...
15-10-2014
0
2,356
The second AfriCAN climate webinar explored how and why solar energy makes an impact on zero carbon development in Africa. The event took place on 30 September...
01-10-2014
0
2,257
CurrentOpinionCover.gif
Agroforestry is the integrated land use management technique which incorporates woody perennials (trees or shrubs) with non-woody agricultural crops and/or...
13-10-2014
0
3,199
The authors of this paper note that although agroforestry is accepted as an efficient means of carbon sequestration, the lack of rigorous scientific procedures...
13-10-2014
0
2,267