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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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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Contaminated groundwater seepage at a phytoremediation site
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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River in flood
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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This draft report provides guidance to protect health from climate change through health adaptation planning to support the integration of health...
19-12-2013
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This paper reflects on the progress made in climate change adaptation in the city of Durban since the launch of the Municipal Climate Protection...
19-12-2013
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This meta-synthesis of national climate change adaptation plans, policies and processes spans 12 countries at various stages of adaptation planning...
19-12-2013
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Climate change and its impact on water resources have become a reality in many parts of the world. Uncertainties in water supply as well as the...
19-12-2013
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How effective are multi-stakeholder scenarios building processes to bring diverse actors together and create a policy-making tool to support...
16-12-2013
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The potato is an important crop in Kenya, with a production in 2010 of around 1 million tonnes. The tuber is attracting great interest as one...
13-12-2013
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Nearly half of the world’s population cook with low quality biomass and using simple technologies, most of them use three stone cook stoves, this is...
11-12-2013
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Successful climate negotiations for all of Africa (NECTAR).
04-12-2013
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This communiqué of the West Africa Learning event on the Community-Based Adaptation is a collective product and shared vision from a diverse range of...
19-11-2013
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The report draws heavily on information provided by Parties to the UNFCCC, particularly that provided at three regional workshops held in Africa,...
16-11-2013
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Assessing Barriers and Solutions to Financing Adaptation Projects in Africa
While there is an increasing amount of financing available for projects that focus on adaptation to climate change in Africa, there are many...
15-11-2013
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This meta-synthesis of national climate change adaptation plans, policies and processes spans twelve countries at various stages of adaptation...
15-11-2013
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Climate change exacerbates the challenges that water management nowadays has to deal with. This highlights the need for a legal framework that...
12-11-2013
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This paper presents an update on Africa’s climate change and development agenda from June 2009 to date and addresses disaster risk reduction within...
31-10-2013
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Publication by the TPCA (Town and Country Planning Association). A guide on how to design sustainable communities, the main message of this...
28-06-2013
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Our project explaining seasonal forecasting to farmers in central Senegal built common ground between scientific forecasting and traditional...
28-06-2013
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The purpose of this document is to describe the elements in National Forest Monitoring Systems (NFMSs) as they relate to REDD+ under the UNFCCC, and...
13-06-2013
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This publication is intended to enable national policy makers and other stakeholders, such as the private sector and technical experts, to acquaint...
13-06-2013
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This review of national greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation planning in the agriculture sector aims to provide national policy makers and others in the...
13-06-2013
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This paper aims to identify the internal and external factors that act as barriers to, or promote, climate change mitigation policy development and...
03-06-2013
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Approximately 10% of the global hydropower potential is located on the African continent, with the majority of that in Sub-Saharan Africa. However,...
31-05-2013
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This brief outlines a range of principles and criteria to ensure equitable access to sustainable development in the face of global climate change....
24-04-2013
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The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has proven successful in generating emission reduction projects in many developing countries. However, Africa‘s...
06-04-2013
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This paper examines three interlinked drivers of adaptation: CC, desertification and drought and the extent to which international/national policy...
06-04-2013
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