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Regional focus: Africa's response to climate risks
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The Eldis Climate Change Resource guide is showcasing regional content from Africa, Asia and Latin America. This week we focus on Africa.

We know that Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change and evidence from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) shows that 'climate change is expected to have widespread impacts on African society and Africans’ interaction with the natural environment.

Links to a previous blog by Dr. Johnson Nkem, from the African Climate Policy Centre, Eldis climate change country profiles, and regionally focused research readings have been pulled together to feature how Africa is responding to climate stresses and shocks.

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Renewable energy in cities
International Renewable Energy Agency 2016
The transition to renewables cuts across the entire urban energy landscape, from buildings, to transport, to industry and power. It means integrating energy supply and demand between different sectors, through smart technologies, rigo...
State and trends of carbon pricing 2016
Reflecting the growing momentum for carbon pricing worldwide, the 2016 edition of the State and Trends of Carbon Pricing report targets the wide audience of public and private stakeholders engaged in carbon pricing design and implemen...
Cost-Benefit analysis of disaster risk reduction: a synthesis for informed decision making
D. Hugenbusch; T. Neumann / Aktion Deutschland Hilft 2016
Annual economic losses and fatalities caused by natural disasters are subject to large fluctuations and are strongly linked to extreme events such as the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, cyclone Nargis in 2008 or the Haiti earthquake of ...
The State of Food and Agriculture 2016: climate change, agriculture and food security
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2016
In adopting the goals of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the international communit y took responsibility for building a sustainable future. But meeting the goals of eradicating hu...
Climate change, children and poverty: engaging children and youth in policy debate and action
B. Mauger; A. Minujin; S. Cocco-Klein / Comparative Research Programme on Poverty 2016
Children’s vulnerability to climate change can be understood as an intersection of three axes. The first is exposure; the extent to which children live in a physical location that is vulnerable to drought, floods, extreme weather...
The Republic of the Marshall Islands: disaster management reference handbook
Center of Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance 2016
The Disaster Management Reference Handbook Series is intended to provide decision makers, planners, responders and disaster management practitioners with an overview of the disaster management structure, policies, laws, and plans for ...
Poverty & death: disaster and mortality 1996-2015
Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters 2016
The period 1996 to 2015 saw 7,056 disasters recorded worldwide by EM-DAT, the Emergency Events Database. The frequency of geophysical disasters (primarily earthquakes, including tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions) remained broadly const...
No sense of ownership in weak participation: a forest conservation experiment in Tanzania
Ø.N. Handberg / Norwegian University of Life Sciences 2016
Sense of ownership is often advocated as an argument for local participation within the epistemic development and nature conservation communities. Stakeholder participation in initiating, designing or implementing institutions is clai...
Adaptation measures in agricultural systems: Messages to the SBSTA 44 Agriculture Workshops
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research 2016
It is well recognized that if livelihoods and food security of farmers are to be improved in the face of climate change challenges, adaptation measures at massive scale will be needed. This will require an enabling environment to cata...
Agricultural practices and technologies to enhance food security, resilience and productivity in a sustainable manner: messages to the SBSTA 44 agriculture workshops
D. Dinesh (ed) / Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research 2016
This paper synthesizes knowledge within CGIAR and its partners on agricultural practices and technologies to enhance food security, resilience and productivity in a sustainable manner. A number of agricultural practices and...
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