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Climate Risk and Vulnerability Handbook for Southern Africa

Claire L Davis-Reddy and Katharine Vincent

CSIR and Kulima have launched the second edition of the Climate Risk and Vulnerability Handbook for Southern Africa. This handbook was conceived and designed with the intent to provide decision-makers with up-to-date information, appropriate for country planning, on the impacts…

Variability of upper ocean characteristics and tropical cyclones in the South West Indian Ocean

Daneeja Mawren and Chris Reason

Track and intensity are key aspects of tropical cyclone behavior. Intensity may be impacted by the upper‐ocean heat content relevant for TC intensification (known as Tdy) and barrier layer thickness (BLT). Here the variability of Tdy and BLT in the…

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)…

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…

Promoting the use of climate information to achieve long-term development objectives in sub-Saharan Africa: Results from the Future Climate For Africa scoping phase

Lindsey Jones, Elizabeth Carabine, Jean-Pierre Roux and Thomas Tanner

The Future Climate For Africa (FCFA) programme explores these questions and seeks to challenge many of the assumptions that underlie them. To guide the programme, six case studies investigated how climate information was being used in decision making in sub-Saharan Africa. These comprised…

Using climate information to achieve long-term development objectives for African ports

George Woolhouse and Darren Lumbroso, HR Wallingford

Port infrastructure is designed for a lifetime of many decades and may be operational in a future climate that will be significantly different to the historical climate used for planning and design. Ports are highly vulnerable to climate-related impacts. Their…

Using climate information to achieve long-term development objectives in coastal Ghana and Mozambique

Anna Steynor, Chris Jack, University of Cape Town Climate Systems Analysis Group (CSAG); Jon Padgham, The global change SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training (START); Sukaina Bharwani, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Accra, Ghana and Maputo, Mozambique face many development challenges, such as poor transport and drainage infrastructure, as a result of inadequate regulation and law enforcement. Climate change could lead to flooding and coastal erosion and will compound these challenges. As…

The use of climate services for decision making in the ports sector

HR Wallingford

Infrastructure is a priority areas for the integration of climate science into decision making. Infrastructure which is being planned now may now be operational in a future climate significantly different to the historical climate commonly used for planning and design.…

Report on ports

HR Wallingford

To help guide the FCFA programme, the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CKDN) was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to undertake a scoping phase. The focus of the FCFA is to advance scientific knowledge, understanding and prediction…

FCFA pilot study in Ghana

CSAG, START, SEI and University of Ghana W

As a precursor to the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) research activities, CDKN, on behalf of DFID commissioned a series of case study activities with the purposes of exploring the climate science needs of decision makers in Africa. The report…