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Climate information needs in Southern Africa: a review

Climate information needs in Southern Africa: a review

a working paper by Daleen Lötter, Claire Davis, Emma Archer van Garderen, Katharine Vincent, Joanna Pardoe, Mark Tadross, Willem Landman, Sabine Stuart-Hill, Graham Jewitt  2 July, 2018

There are currently challenges to generating climate services relating both to the supply of climate science and its application. This paper from the UMFULA project reviews the current availability of climate information in Southern Africa and assesses the requirements of a variety of end users in the region, highlighting the importance of creating user-tailored climate services. read more »


Revisiting the link between cereal diversity and production in Ethiopia

Revisiting the link between cereal diversity and production in Ethiopia

a working paper by Francisco Pereira Fontes, Ben Groom  23 May, 2018

A key policy debate is whether agricultural production should be geared towards input-intensification or diversity of crops. Using data from Ethiopia this paper investigates the effects of crop diversity on production and finds that the impact on productivity may be lower than previously thought. read more »


Geoengineering at the “Edge of the World”: Exploring perceptions of ocean fertilisation through the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation

Geoengineering at the “Edge of the World”: Exploring perceptions of ocean fertilisation through the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation

a research article by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Mike Hulme  15 May, 2018

The Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation’s (HSRC) 2012 ocean fertilisation experiment introduced a controversial geoengineering technology to the First Nations village of Old Massett on the islands of Haida Gwaii in … read more »


How normative interpretations of climate risk assessment affect local decision-making: an exploratory study at the city scale in Cork, Ireland

a research article by Tom McDermott, Swenja Surminski  30 April, 2018

This papers investigates the process of translating climate risk data into action for the city level. read more »


Advances in risk assessment for climate change adaptation policy

a research article by W. Neil Adger, Iain Brown, Swenja Surminski  30 April, 2018

This paper reviews the current practice and frontiers of climate change risk assessment, with specific emphasis on the development of adaptation policy that aims to manage those risks. read more »


Transmission of climate risks across sectors and borders

a research article by Andy J. Challinor, W. Neil Adger, Tim G. Benton, Declan Conway, Manoj Joshi, Dave Frame  30 April, 2018

Paper begins to define new approaches to risk assessment that can account for transboundary and trans-sector risk transmission. read more »


When do Indians feel hot? Internet searches indicate seasonality suppresses adaptation to heat

a research article by Tanya Singh, Christian Siderius, Ype Van der Velde  26 April, 2018

In a warming world an increasing number of people are being exposed to heat, making a comfortable thermal environment an important need. This study explores the potential of using Regional … read more »


How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

a research article by Florence Crick, Shaikh Eskander, Sam Fankhauser, Mamadou Diop  13 April, 2018

This paper investigates to what extent and how micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries are adapting to climate risks. read more »


Climate change adaptation and cross-sectoral policy coherence in southern Africa

Climate change adaptation and cross-sectoral policy coherence in southern Africa

a research article by Matthew I. England, Andrew J. Dougill, Lindsay C. Stringer, Katharine Vincent, Joanna Pardoe, Felix K. Kalaba, David Mkwambisi, Emilinah Namaganda, Stavros Afionis  9 April, 2018

Using the cases of Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia, this paper investigates the extent of coherence in national policies across the water and agriculture sectors and to climate change adaptation goals outlined in national development plans. read more »


The multifaceted relationship between environmental risks and poverty: new insights from Vietnam

The multifaceted relationship between environmental risks and poverty: new insights from Vietnam

a research article by Mook Bangalore  5 April, 2018

Despite complex interlinkages, insights into the multifaceted relationship between environmental risks and poverty can be gained through an analysis of different risks across space, time and scale within a single … read more »


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