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...]
Tag Archives:Southern Africa
CDKN Africa's Nkulumo Zinyengere shares six lessons from the Regional Climate Smart Agriculture Conference, which he recently attended. He looks at the detailed efforts to advance climate smart agriculture in southern Africa. [more...]
New study reveals that identifiable environmental shocks account for 78% of reported humanitarian emergencies in Southern Africa. [more...]
PROJECT: Ecosystems-based approaches to building resilience in urban areas: Making the case for a framework for smart decision-making criter...
Project Reference: AAGL-0017d
Ecosystem-based adaptation is listed in the Durban Adaptation Charter as a priority action for local and sub-national governments. This project brings together urban practitioners, policy makers and the scientific community/leading thinkers to draft a “framework” for smart decision-making criteria around Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) and ecosystems management for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). [more...]