This week Mayor Aki-Sawyerr of Freetown, Sierra Leone, will appoint a Chief Heat Officer, to protect the well-being of city residents. Kathy Baughman McLeod reports from the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center. [more...]
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...]
WEBINAR: Communicating climate information and uncertainties better – Cognitive psychology insights and practical experiences
A webinar from the Future Climate for Africa programme on 29 November will share practical recommendations and approaches to communicating climate change information, including uncertainties. It will draw on insights from cognitive psychology and experiences from FCFA's work in west and southern Africa. [more...]
The Low Emission Development Global Partnership (LEDS GP) creates opportunities for professionals to exchange experience on practical aspects of low emission development. Members of our network say they value these platforms for skills exchange and learning – whether it is in person, or increasingly through ‘virtual’ meetings and conversations. Join a technical 'community of practice' today! [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.
The dependence of the world’s poorest people on the environment and their contribution to its stewardship are often ‘hidden’ in public debates and decision-making processes. Trade-offs and any potential human costs must be understood and explicitly addressed. An environmental justice approach can help achieve this.