Although the Bonn Climate talks was a rigorous two weeks of negotiations, the conference ended up not meeting expectations and substantial work will still have to be done during COP 23 in Bonn in November.
The use of and obstacles to social learning in climate change adaptation initiatives in South Africa
Finance, conflict resolution and short project timeframes are some of the contributing factors that impacts successful adaptation initiatives in Southern Africa. The article discusses the methodolody of the study undertaken to investigate these constraints and also suggest approaches.
Climate information is an important aspect of planning for climate change impacts. The 2nd edition of the “Climate Risk and Vulnerability Handbook for Southern Africa” will present the latest available scientific knowledge on climate change implications for southern Africa and will greatly influence decisions made regarding social vulnerability and adaptive capacity.
The uMngeni Resilience Project (URP) hosted a workshop to increase the resilience of vulnerable communities to extreme weather-related events in their area. Early Warning Systems was an important aspect of the workshop which will aid in assisting communities in planning for extreme events.
The Adaptation Network mid term review workshop will be held on 12 June 2017 in Cape Town.
The Think Tank will take place on 30 & 31 May 2017 at the Postgraduate Village, Rhodes University in Grahamstown. The event will focus on linking disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) to reduce social vulnerability and build resilience.
During 2017 the Adaptation Network is offering five training courses in venues across South Africa. Please contact Candice Arendse, email@example.com for more information.
The AXA Research Fund has awarded the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) with the research chair in African Climate Risk. ACDI’s Mark New will head the team and will look at innovative ways to address climate risks.
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By Megan Darby Courtesy of Climate Home It was hydropower dams in, community drought readiness out, amid rich-poor tensions at the UN’s flagship climate finance