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University of Cape Town

UCT aspires to become a premier academic meeting point between South Africa, the rest of Africa and the world. Taking advantage of expanding global networks and our distinct vantage point in Africa, we are committed, through innovative research and scholarship, to grapple with the key issues of our natural and social worlds. We aim to produce graduates whose qualifications are internationally recognised and locally applicable, underpinned by values of engaged citizenship and social justice. UCT will promote diversity and transformation within our institution and beyond, including growing the next generation of academics.

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  • Location(s): South Africa
  • Address: University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701, Cape Town South Africa

Most recent content

FEATURE: Tailoring a Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS) programme for the African continent

Gracia Munganga looks at energy policy and emissions pathways in Ghana, Mozambique, Rwanda and Zambia, and the potential for a ‘MAPS approach’ to development and mitigation on the African continent in the light of recent research.

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FILM: Working with informality to build climate resilience in African cities

Building climate resilience in African cities poses opportunities and challenges – in the face of rapidly expanding informal settlements. A short film from CDKN brings the issues to life.


OPINION: Moving beyond a ‘mitigation first’ approach to development

Development is the overriding policy priority in developing countries, a critical factor when considering climate mitigation efforts from a domestic developing country perspective.


NEWS: Workshop drives south-south collaboration in modelling the costs of mitigation actions

A group of southern research institutions are breaking new ground in understanding the socio-economic costs of mitigation actions, like carbon taxes, on national economies.

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MAPS emerges as an alternative approach for green growth strategising in Africa

Anthony Dane reports on recent research that shows potential for MAPS to support green growth strategising in Africa.

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