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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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Latest Documents

Private investment in clean energy, inclusive agribusiness and financial inclusion: evidence of impact
A. Chapple; B. Bozovic / Evidence on Demand 2015
This report, commissioned by DFID, seeks to identify what evidence exists that private investments made in clean energy, inclusive agribusiness and financial services lead to good development outcomes for the poor, especially ...
Evidence and examples to build resilient livelihoods in the South Sudan Context
M. Samson; A. Demilew / Evidence on Demand 2015
Building resilience to weather and conflict shocks in South Sudan requires investing inside and outside the agriculture sector in order to promote sustainable livelihoods development and income diversification. This includes s...
Climate finance architecture: mapping green growth services
W. Battye / Evidence on Demand 2016
This is a short review for DFID of actors working in and around Green Growth or ‘Green Economy’ (GE). This document outlines a broad spectrum of services that are relevant for supporting country implementation of Gre...
Environmental issues in Ethiopia and links to the Ethiopian economy
B. Daley / Evidence on Demand 2015
Ethiopia has a high-level strategy to pursue agriculture-based industrialisation with a goal of achieving middle income country status by 2025 with no net increase in carbon emissions. As an economy currently heavily dependent...
Household food security in the face of climate change in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region
This study attempts to understand local people’s perceptions of climate change, its impacts on agriculture and household food security, and local adaptation strategies in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, using data ...
Mongolia: enhancing policies and practices for Ger area development in Ulaanbaatar
World Bank Publications 2010
The sustainable development of ger areas in Ulaanbaatar (UB), the capital city of Mongolia, is one of the critical development issues facing the country. The transition to a market economy and a series of severe winters (calle...
Green Development Strategic Action Plan for Ulaanbaatar 2020
Asia Foundation 2015
Ulaanbaatar is the capital and political, business and cultural center of Mongolia. The city has rapidly grown in size over the last decades as a result of rural to urban migration, attracting people seeking education, employm...
Peri-urban water security: an agenda for water governance
Water Security in Peri-Urban South Asia 2013
Water governance needs to mainstream peri­-urban water security.  As cities grow, polic.y makers andplanners focus onmeeting the needs of  urban populations. This happens at  the expense of the peri-urban and the ru...
Taking the road less taken: reorienting the state in periurban water management
A. Dewan; V. Narain; P. Ranjan / Water Security in Peri-Urban South Asia 2013
The villages of Sultanpur and Jhanjhrola Khera are located about 15 kms away from Gurgaon city in the North-West Indian state of Haryana. Urbanization and climate change have together altered water access and security in these vi...
Changing environment – changing waters: an analysis of drinking water access of vulnerable groups in peri-urban Sultanpur
A. van der Woude / Water Security in Peri-Urban South Asia 2013
In Sultanpur, India access to drinking water takes a variety of forms, due to varying hydrological conditions and different technologies available. Water from the piped supply network and groundwater form the two main drinking water s...
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