FCFA Mid-Term Conference Report

Jean-Pierre Roux, Zablone Owiti, Sultana Mapker, Julio Araujo, Nkulumo Zinyengere and Kristen Kennedy

The FCFA mid-term conference took place in Cape Town from 4th to 7th September 2017. This report presents an overview of the conference activities. It includes brief session reports for all conference sessions, summaries of key outcomes, and progress on FCFA…

Report: The political economy of long-lived decisions in Africa

Guy Pegram, Daniel Seddon-Daines, Shravya Reddy, Nura Sulieman and Hannah Baletta

This framework report has been commissioned to help the RCs and other stakeholders understand the complex nature of economic decision-making on the continent. The report is not an attempt to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the political economy of decisionmaking…

Future Climate for Africa - Brochure (English)


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)…

Future Climate For Africa - Brochure (Français)


Le programme Future Climate For Africa (FCFA) présente deux opportunités considérables: créer des données scientifiques fondamentalement nouvelles relatives au climate qui sont axées sur l'Afrique, et veiller à ce que ces données scientifiques aient un impact sur le développement humain dans l'ensemble du continent.

Future Climate For Africa - Folheto (Portuguēs)


O Programa Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) oferece duas grandes oportunidades: criar uma nova ciência do clima que visa fundamentalmente África e assegurar que esta ciência tem um impacto no desenvolvimento humano de todo o continente.

Large differences in regional precipitation change between a first and second 2 K of global warming

Peter Good , Ben B.B. Booth , Robin Chadwick , Ed Hawkins, Alexandra Jonko & Jason A. Lowe

For adaptation and mitigation planning, stakeholders need reliable information about regional precipitation changes under different emissions scenarios and for different time periods. A significant amount of current planning effort assumes that each K of global warming produces roughly the same…

Interactive Digibook; Africa's Climate: Helping decisions-makers make sense of climate information

Experts from the Future Climate for Africa programme

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Report: Africa's climate: Helping decision-makers make sense of climate information

Future Climate for Africa

African decision-makers need reliable, accessible, and trustworthy information about the continent’s climate, and how this climate might change in future, if they are to plan appropriately to meet the region’s development challenges. The Future Climate for Africa report, Africa’s climate:…

Barriers and opportunities for scientific capacity development on climate change in Africa

Cobben, L., M. New et al.

Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change and climate variability, a situation aggravated by limited expertise and resources for climate science. Developing Africa’s scientific capacity is crucial for forecasting and preparing for the impacts of climate…

The curious nature of the hemispheric symmetry of the earth's water and energy balances

Stephens, G., Hakuba, M., Hawcroft, M., Haywood, J., Behrangi, A., Kay, J. and Webster, P.

This paper presents new estimates of the hemispheric energy balance based on an assembly of radiative flux and ocean heat data. Further, it provides an overview of recent simulations with fully coupled climate models to investigate the role of its…