Support Desk

Do you have a specific question about adaptation implementation? The Adaptation Support Desk is designed to support Adaptation Network members in their engagement in adaptation processes.

You can contact the Adaptation Support Desk with a specific adaptation related query, and we draw on the network of the members and associates to assist you. In this process, we might provide information and links to relevant information or put you in touch with resource persons from the spheres of policy, academia and adaptation practice.

Support Desk

Resources

In addition to our Support Desk, the Adaptation Network provides online support for learning about adaptation practice by providing various adaptation related resources on our website.  Some of these resources were produced by Network members.  Most are open source, provided correct references are used.

Click here to access Resources.

Membership

Organisations and individuals who are interested in climate change adaptation are welcome to join the Adaptation Network.

Members are entitled to vote at our Annual General Meetings (AGM) and can serve on our steering committee. We ask  members to submit an online membership commitment form.

  • ORGANISATIONAL MEMBERSHIP: Organisational Membership offers voting rights at the AGM of the Adaptation Network at a ratio of 5:1 in comparison to Individual Membership. Organisations formalise their membership as an institution by signing  Organisational Commitment Form as a pledge to upholding the agreed values, principles and objectives of the Adaptation Network, and submitting it to the Secretariat of the Adaptation Network.
  • Organisational Commitment Form
  • INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP: Individuals formalise their membership in their own capacity by signing the Individual Commitment Form as a pledge to upholding the agreed values, principles and objectives of the Adaptation Network, and submitting it to the Secretariat of the Adaptation Network.
  • Individual Commitment Form

Newsletter

The Adaptation Network produces a monthly electronic newsletter that covers adaptation related processes and showcases adaptation projects.  If you would like to receive our newsletter, you are welcome to subscribe.

We welcome articles from all members.  Please write to: info@adaptationnetwork.org.za.

Our newsletters are available here.

Quick Facts

The Earth’s climate system is warming, and it is clear that human activities are influencing the climate system.

The main cause of warming is the increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere since 1750

Natural and human systems on all continents and across the oceans have been impacted by climate change in recent decades.

Since the 1980’s, each decade has been warmer than the one before

Sea level rose by 19 cm between 1901 and 2010, the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are losing mass, glaciers worldwide are shrinking, and Arctic sea ice is decreasing.

Warming will continue as long as greenhouse gas emission continues.

Reducing greenhouse emissions by substantial amounts, and sustaining this reduction, can limit future climate change impacts and their severity.

Options to mitigate climate change, or reduce greenhouse emissions, exist in all sectors of the economy and in many cases mitigation is more cost effective than business as usual.

However effective mitigation is, there will still be impacts on human and natural systems as a result of the greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere. This means that adaptation measures, or actions to reduce the impacts of climate change, are inherently necessary.

Effective adaptation will need policy and action across different scales, from international to local, and across different sectors, from energy intensive industries to individual households.

Training

 

To inquire about training courses for 2018, please contact Noel Oettle, dryland@global.co.za or watch this space for updated information on training courses that will be offered during 2018.