This short film highlights the potential of mini-grids to address the energy challenges in rural Africa, while tackling the global challenge of climate change. [more...]
Met departments and others are strengthening climate services in East Africa and it is having a positive impact on development, reports Bill Leathes of the Met Office, the UK’s national meteorological service. [more...]
Patrick Curran, a policy analyst at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, shares new research on policy coordination across water, energy, food and climate goals in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia. [more...]
Hydropower dams planned for eastern and southern Africa could put electricity supply at risk for vast regions because they rely on similar rainfall patterns for electricity generation—and so will suffer lack of water from droughts at the same time. This is the warning from new research led by Professor Declan Conway. [more...]
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POLICY BRIEF: Using climate information to achieve long-term development objectives in Malawi (FCFA)
A new policy brief from the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) programme suggests that decision-makers in Malawi aren't making best use of medium- to long-term climate information that could help them reduce the risks from higher temperatures, variable rainfall and rising sea levels. [more]…
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