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...]
Mark New and Brendon Bosworth describe how global warming of 1.5℃ and higher will mean even greater warming and damaging impacts for climate change 'hotspots' in the southern Africa region. [more...]
With increasing use of 'blended finance' approaches, public and private financiers are joining forces in the Southern African region to invest in climate change solutions. The increased willingness of public and private investors to work together is a portent of good things to come - report Blaise Dobson and Charlotte Ellis of SouthSouthNorth. [more...]
How did 23 academics from six universities across five countries develop a master's curriculum in climate change within twelve months? We look at the lessons learned from this ambitious task. [more...]
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The book synthesises the ESPA programme's compelling evidence on ecosystems and wellbeing. It addresses the evolving framings and contexts of ecosystem services for poverty alleviation, reviews the impacts of ongoing drivers of change and presents new ways to achieve sustainable wellbeing, equity, diversity, and resilience.
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The 1.5°C global warming threshold could be breached as early as the next decade. For semi-arid African countries, a 1.5°C increase in global temperature will have severe local impacts, affecting water, agriculture, health, and other vulnerable sectors.