Publications

You can find here a list of publication on global and regional climate change, agriculture, natural resources policies. A summary and links to each publication are provided.
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The impact of climate change on the different sectors of the economy has been widely recognised. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
19-05-2014
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This report analyses the current status of the agriculture, land-use and land-use change sectors under the United Nations Framework Convention on...
17-05-2014
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Africa is the most urbanizing region in the world where ½ of the population lives in urban areas (UN-Habitat 2008). African countries have...
07-05-2014
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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) released a discussion paper that identifies climate adaptation strategies for agricultural...
15-04-2014
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Strategy document of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) regarding energy cooperation between Africa and Europe. The AEEP was launched in Lisbon...
10-04-2014
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Energy access, energy security and climate change are hot topics in Africa. This presentation summarises the most important present future energy...
08-04-2014
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Reducing the impact of climate variability and change on food production and livelihoods may be achieved by using available climate information to...
07-04-2014
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This report from the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) presents four cases including the Democratic...
07-04-2014
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The book from Jason West presents how climate change impacts affect business in different forms depending on the company, industry and location....
31-03-2014
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This report from the Watershed Organisation Trust examines the energy scenario in Rural India considering issues such as availability, access,...
31-03-2014
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A hydrological modelling at a catchment scale has been used to investigate the impact of climatic and land use change on water resources in data...
05-02-2014
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The impacts of climate change on agriculture may add significantly to the development challenges of ensuring food security and reducing poverty.
05-02-2014
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Sub-Saharan Africa needs to increase its energy supply drastically in order to meet its energy demand and support economic growth. Experts estimate...
03-02-2014
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This document summarises political commitments of The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) regarding energy cooperation between Africa and Europe. The...
31-01-2014
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This publication was launched at COP-17 in Durban. It examines the links between gender equality, climate change and achievement of the Millennium...
24-01-2014
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For decades the Sahel has been presented as suffering from irreversible degradation, leading to desert advancement and the impoverishment of the...
16-01-2014
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This paper reviews issues around groundwater and climate change in an African context with reference to the “Groundwater and Climate in Africa”...
16-01-2014
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The authors explore the various causes of flooding, excluding coastal flooding caused by storm surges. They further explore the exposure of countries...
16-01-2014
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Traditional rangeland fire management
Fire is an important feature in both cultural and ecological contexts in Africa and also contributes CO2 to the atmosphere and reduces terrestrial...
16-01-2014
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This policy brief outlines a range of endogenous good practices for climate change adaptation and emphasizes on the need for integrating these local...
20-12-2013
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An item of news on the adoption of a Convergence Plan for the sustainable management and use of forest ecosystems in West Africa by minister...
30-09-2013
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The integration of environmental concerns into development initiatives in Rwanda has seen much progress over the past several years: from grappling...
25-09-2013
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This report summarises key issues and recommendations of a technical workshop on climate change, food security and water resources linkages. The...
20-09-2013
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This policy brief urges the leaders of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) – which are most vulnerable to climate change - to integrate climate...
16-09-2013
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The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Facility Management Team (FMT) has released a summary note on the World Bank Safeguards Policies and UN...
11-09-2013
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Main policy challenge facing developing countries like Kenya, as noted by various scholars and organizations is on how to formulate a regulatory and...
06-09-2013
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Cliamte change has become the mayor threat mankind faces. Urgent response is required with both mitigation and adaptation measures. This report...
03-09-2013
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This paper examines the links between countries’ domestic ambition on climate change and their position at the international negotiations in the...
27-08-2013
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Climate change is one of the most significant global challenges facing the world today. It is also a critical issue for the world’s cities. Now home...
07-08-2013
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Developing countries need to substantially increase their energy supplies in order to alleviate energy poverty. Equally, the issue of climate change...
01-08-2013
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