Knowledge base

The AfriCAN Climate Platform provides a knowledge database on Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Policies. The knowledge items are focused on three levels: (i) Scientific research results, (ii) Indigenous knowledge and (c) Policy. The format of the knowledge collected in the database includes links to organisations, other platforms, initiatives and networks, articles and publications.

The knowledge base items on climate change adaptation include European or African/European research initiatives within the following key thematic areas: water, energy, agriculture and fisheries, forestry, gender, health, and poverty.

The knowledge base on mitigation includes the following key thematic areas: renewable energy, efficient energy use and energy conservation, sustainable transport, urban planning, land use management, reforestation and avoided deforestation, greenhouse gases emission reductions, and population control.

 Additional topics in the knowledge database include indigenous knowledge, policy, risk assessment and decision support tools.

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Research is revealing a casual relationship between climatic shocks and conflict. Climate change is likely to increase the risk of conflict, although there are...
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This work highlights the fact that although indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) have proven crucial for adaptation to climate variability, they are seldom...
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3,428
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This research highlights the role government policies can have in determining how resilient or vulnerable a country becomes to drought and climate change. Pre...
14-10-2014
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Sub-Saharan Africa’s growing human population continues to face severe problems of food and nutrition insecurity and poverty, and Southern Africa is one of the...
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Armah and co-authors look at indigenous strategies for coping with agrobiodiversity loss employed by farmers in 31 communities in northern Ghana. 87.7% of the...
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Farming Systems Design (FSD) community aims to promote research and capacity building at the farm system level, and the implementation of agricultural...
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This article points out an interesting finding about the vulnerability of farmers in Zimbabwe to climate variability – that it is complex and not simply...
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Sketch of two pathways through which agroforestry contributes to REDD+
In Africa agroforestry has been identified a strategic option for addressing land degradation associated with agriculture and as part of the employment of the...
13-10-2014
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3,137
Long-Term Adaptation Scenarios Flagship Research Programme reports
This paper looks at the progress South Africa has made in climate change research and the implementation of adaptation measures across different sectors. A...
13-10-2014
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This new research by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research highlights areas of Africa where multiple climate change impacts will overlap, creating...
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The objective of this project funded by the Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organization (MPIDO) is to increase the knowledge and understanding of...
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Cooking Stoves in Zambia
SNV Zambia’s conducted some pilot projects to train cookstove producers with a different approach, and assess the acceptability of an improved stove before...
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SNV Country guidelines for REDD+
These guidelines provide a framework to support a country-led safeguards approach (CSA). The CSA guidelines aim to assist countries in determining how to...
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This report provides an overview of the current state of play in the debate over a carbon tax in South Africa. It builds on technical work that has been done...
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This report presents a series of tables that analyse the potential impact of a changed climate on the most common pests and diseases afflicting 16 important...
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This report presents the current situation of Mali where relatively abundant water resources are concentrated along the Niger and Senegal Rivers, and in the...
20-09-2014
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Conflict, climate change and politics
This paper uses three case studies to look at the role of political analysis in analysis of climate change impacts. The case on East Africa explores what might...
20-09-2014
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This paper presents the political, economic, and demographic setting relevant to stability and instability for Niger and Burkina Faso. The report analyzed the...
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This paper presents two case studies that look at climate-conflict linkages in large urban areas in West Africa. For each city, the political, economic, and...
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This work highlights the fact that although indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) have proven crucial for adaptation to climate variability, they are seldom...
14-10-2014
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The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), part of the Clinton Foundation, announced an expansion of its climate change mitigation efforts with a new program...
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This article seeks to understand how mitigation actions (MAs) are approached and conceptualised in South Africa, and then to capture the particular sets of...
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Benefits of agroforestry
This article provides evidence for the dual role of agroforestry in climate change mitigation and food security. In contrast to the oft promoted reforestation...
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The industrial sectors is responsible for a large share of GHG worldwide, and more so in the industrialised countries and economies in transition, the...
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Planning for low emission development efforts require commitments from multiple parties and the process towards developing the strategies should apply the...
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Trees inside and outside forests contribute to food security in Africa in the face of climate variability and change. They also provide environmental and...
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The Philippines is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate risks. Annually, the country experiences the havoc caused by tropical cyclones. As a result...
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Agroforestry and livestock-keeping both have the potential to promote anthropogenic climate change resilience. Here, we discuss relevant issues in East Africa...
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This tool enables you to select useful tree species for planting anywhere in Africa using Google Earth. In 2012, we prepared an updated version of this tool,...
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Agriculture is a large contributor of GHG (Green House Gases) globally. Farming and livestock are sources of methane and other powerful GHG like NO2 and others...
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