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Nissan et al 19 - On the use and misuse of climate change projections in international development

Hannah Nissan, Lisa Goddard, Erin Coughlan de Perez, John Furlow, Walter Baethgen, Madeleine C. Thomson, Simon J. Mason

Climate resilience is increasingly prioritized by international development agencies and national governments. However, current approaches to informing communities of future climate risk are problematic. The predominant focus on end-of-century projections neglects more pressing development concerns, which relate to the management of shorter-term risks and…

How do staff motivation and workplace environment affect capacity of governments to adapt to climate change in developing countries?

Joanna Pardoe, Katharine Vincent, Declan Conway

Government ministries are increasingly mainstreaming climate change adaptation within policies and plans. However, government staff in key implementing ministries need to be empowered to ensure effective delivery of policy goals. Motivation to act on climate change, combined with the capacity…

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…

Designing the next generation of climate adaptation research for development

Lindsey Jones, Blane Harvey, Logan Cochrane, Bernard Cantin, Declan Conway, Rosalind J. Cornforth, Ken De Souza and Amy Kirbyshire

Adaptation research has changed significantly in recent years as funders and researchers seek to encourage greater impact, ensure value for money and promote interdisciplinarity across the natural and social sciences. While these developments are inherently positive, they also bring fresh…

Integrating climate change information into long-term planning and design for critical water-related infrastructure in Windhoek and other African cities

Walker, N., Iipinge, K., Cullis, J., Scott, D., Mfune, J. and Jack, C.

A research team within FRACTAL undertook work on a question that came out of the first Learning Lab: “What climate information is needed for infrastructure design in Windhoek?” The conference paper, Integrating climate change information into long-term planning and design…

Inspiring Climate Action in African Cities: Practical options for resilient pathways

Butterfield, R.E., Coll Besa, M., Burmeister, H., Blair, K., Kavonic, J., Bharwani, S., Cullis, J., Spires, M. and Mwalukanga, B.

This working paper is inspired by the two Adaptation Inspiration Books developed by European Commission projects: ‘Adaptation Inspiration Book: 22 Implemented cases of local climate change adaptation to European citizens -Climate Impact Research and Response Coordination for a Larger Europe…

Climate change adaptation and cross-sectoral policy coherence in southern Africa 

England, M.I., Dougill, A.J., Stringer, L.C., Vincent, K.E., Pardoe, J., Kalaba, F.K., Mkwambisi, D.D., and Namaganda, E.

To be effective, cross-cutting issues like climate change adaptation need to be mainstreamed across multiple sectors and for this greater policy coherence is essential. Using the cases of Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia, this paper investigates the extent of coherence in…

Assessing climate adaptation options and uncertainties for cereal systems in West Africa

Guan, Kaiyu Sultan, Benjamin Biasutti, Michela Baron and Christian Lobell, David B.

In the coming decades, the already fragile agricultural system in West Africa will face further challenges in meeting food security, both from increasing population and from the impacts of climate change. Optimalprioritization of adaptation investments requires the assessment of various…

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)…

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…