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...]
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...]
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...]
While the potential of regional cooperation to develop and strengthen Africa’s higher education sector has long been recognised on paper, progress towards its actualisation has been slow. Against this backdrop, the introduction next year of a Southern Africa masters curriculum in climate change and development represents an important test case for future academic harmonisation. [more...]
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CDKN speaks to Shepard Zvigadza from Zero Regional Environment Organisation about the road to adaptation in Zimbabwe. [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 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.