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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…

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)…

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:…

Improving hydropower outcomes through system-scale planning: an example from Myanmar

Report prepared for United Kingdom’s Department forInternational Development (DFID) by The Nature Conservancy, WWF and The University of Manchester

This report examines hydropower development in Myanmar to explore a fundamental challenge: how can governments make informed decisions about infrastructure development that will deliver the broadest range of benefits to their people over the long run? Hydropower provides a clear…

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…

Using climate information to achieve long-term development objectives in Malawi

Katharine Vincent, Tracy Cull and Diana Chanika, Andy Dougill, Lindsay Stringer and Jami Dixon and David Mkwambisi

Climate change is altering the context in which decisions are made. In order to remain robust and sustainable within the context of a changing climate, policy and planning decisions need to take into account the projected changes in temperature, rainfall…

Using climate information to achieve long-term development objectives in Zambia

Bettina Koelle, Carina Bachofen, Pablo Suarez, Erin Coughlan, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre; Richard Jones, Met Office Hadley Centre; Wisford Mudenda, Zambia Red Cross Society

Zambia’s climate is bound to change in the coming decades – as climate change takes hold globally. Even if global greenhouse gas emissions fall drastically, Zambia will be affected by changes in temperatures and rainfall for the next generation. This…

Examining the utility and use of long-term climate information for hydropower scheme in sub-Saharan Africa

HR Wallingford

This paper investigates the current and potential use of long-term climate information for decision making for hydropower schemes in Saharan Africa. Hydropower schemes are long-lived infrastructure. These are pieces of infrastructure that usually can be maintained for a significantly greater…

Climate information and long-term decision making in Africa

Lindsey Jones, Jean-Pierre Roux, Thomas Tanner, Charlotte Scott

In informing the wider Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) research programme, the 18-month scoping phase evaluates the needs of users of long-term climate information against the strengths and limitations of current climate science. In so doing, four case studies have…

CDKN Stories of Change

Stories of change from CDKN: How is climate information being factored into long-term decision-making in Africa?