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Think Piece: Exploring perspectives that underpin decisions for southern African urban development – Insights from Blantyre, Malawi

Dereck Mamiwa, Tawina Mlowa, Bernard Thole, Burnett Mkandawire, and Kenneth Gondwe

This think piece presents the findings and results of a stakeholders’ think tank workshop for the Innovation Fund research project for Blantyre City: Exploring values and perspectives that underpin the development of African cities. It features stakeholder level of engagement…

Business experience of floods and drought-related water and electricity supply disruption in three cities in sub-Saharan Africa during the 2015/2016 El Niño

Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Declan Conway, Joanna Pardoe, Mukelabai Ndiyoi, Nnyaladzi Batisani, Eric Odada, Daniel Olago, Alfred Opere, Sinah Kgosietsile, Mubita Nyambe, Jessica Omukuti and Christian Siderius

Drought during the 2015/2016 El Niño amplified disruption to public water supply in Botswana’s capital Gaborone and contributed to unprecedented hydroelectric load shedding across Zambia. In Kenya, moderate precipitation during the El Niño brought localized floods to Nairobi and other…

Overcoming the barriers to climate change adaptation

Federica Cimato and Paul Watkiss of the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership

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 long-term decisions, and include…

Climate change and the water-energy-food nexus: insights from policy and practice in Tanzania

Joanna Pardoe, Declan Conway, Emilinah Namaganda, Katharine Vincent,Andrew J. Dougill and Japhet J. Kashaigili

The threat of climate change is emerging at a time of rapid growth for many economies in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Dominant narratives comprising ambitious development plans are common and often based around sectors with strong inter-dependencies that are highly exposed…

How do sectoral policies support climate compatible development? An empirical analysis focusing on southern Africa

Matthew I. England, Lindsay C. Stringer, Andrew J. Dougill and Stavros Afionis

This paper develops and applies a qualitative content analysis to assess national sector policies of ten southern African countries to determine their approaches for water, agriculture, forestry and energy and their compatibility with the aims of the three dimensions of…

Are subsidies to weather-index insurance the best use of public funds? A bio-economic farm model applied to the Senegalese groundnut basin

Aymeric Ricome, François Affholder, Françoise Gérard, Bertrand Muller, Charlotte Poeydebat, Philippe Quirion and Moussa Sall

While crop yields in Sub-Saharan Africa are low compared to most other parts of the world, weather-index insurance is often presented as a promising tool, which could help resource-poor farmers in developing countries to invest and adopt yield-enhancing technologies. Here,…

Future Climate for Africa - Brochure (English)

CCKE

The Future Climate For Africa Programme presents two major opportunities to: Generate fundamentally new climate science focused on Africa, and Ensure that this science has an impact on human development across the continent. FCFA is a £20 million (US$30 million)…

Dependency of crop production between global breadbaskets: A copula approach for the assessment of global and regional risk pools

Franziska Gaupp, Georg Pflug, Stefan Hochrainer‐Stigler, Jim Hall and Simon Dadson

As recent events have shown, simultaneous crop losses in different parts of the world can cause serious risks to global food security. However, to date, little is known about the spatial dependency of lower than expected crop yields from global…

Mainstreaming climate information into sector development

Paul Watkiss

This report demonstrates the use of climate information in assessing adaptation needs and implementing adaptation interventions. It provides an outline of the change in thinking that is happening as adaptation moves from theory to practice, how this translates into a different…

Literature Review: The Economics, Political Economy and Behavioural Science of Accounting for Long-term Climate in Decision Making Today

GCAP, Vivid Economics, UK Met Office and Atkins

This report summarises the findings of Phase 1 of the project 'Economics, Political Economy and Behavioural Science of Accounting for Long-term Climate in Decisions Making Today'. It includes a literature review of the barriers to long-term decision-making and identifies practical examples…