In Johannesburg, South Africa, an informal organisation of waste reclaimers is extending knowledge and keeping the city clean during the time of the global pandemic. Their role in society makes a valued contribution to resilience - finds Shahrin Mannan. [more...]
In Cape Town, South Africa, civil society organisations are stepping up their efforts to ensure food security by supporting small-scale farming during COVID-19. Sumetee Pahwa Gajjar reports. This is the twenty-seventh in the series of stories from Voices from the Frontline initiative by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more...]
FEATURE: Cape Town, South Africa – Strengthening policy support for climate adaptation and transformation
Gina Ziervogel, University of Cape Town, highlights the need for community-level capacity building and knowledge co-creation for effective water management and adaptation to climate change. [more...]
REPORT: The Impact of Climate Change on Food Security Among Coastal Communities of Keiskamma, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa
For this project, The Impact of Climate Change on Food Security Among Coastal Communities of Keiskamma, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, a multidisciplinary team from universities and NGOs worked with the communities to map out a better future in the face of climatic uncertainty. [more]…
REPORT: Scaling up carbon finance through CDM Programmes of Activities: challenges for low-income household energy projects in South Africa
Applying insights from research on energy projects in low-income households in South Africa, this article, Scaling up carbon finance through CDM Programmes of Activities: challenges for low-income household energy projects in South Africa, suggests that the successful use of PoA in developing countries is contingent on establishing an appropriate institutional framework, building local capacity, increasing institutional learning around project development, and harmonising evolving carbon finance mechanism. [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.