All pages with keywords: africa

Cyclone Idai’s devastating impacts highlight the importance of overseas aid from rich to poor countries

a commentary by Bob Ward 22 March, 2019

Bob Ward argues that the disastrous effects Cyclone Idai on Mozambique has shown the crucial importance of rich countries providing financial support to poor countries, to help them become more resilient to extreme weather and to adapt to climate change. read more »


Policy coherence for sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa

Policy coherence for sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa

a policy publication by Patrick Curran, Andrew J. Dougill, Joanna Pardoe, Katharine Vincent 1 August, 2018

Coherent, cross-sectoral approaches to policy development are essential to meeting the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals. Drawing on research from southern Africa, this brief makes recommendations for improving coherence, which is currently partial to weak across the region. read more »


Hydrological Response and Complex Impact Pathways of the 2015/2016 El Niño in Eastern and Southern Africa

Hydrological Response and Complex Impact Pathways of the 2015/2016 El Niño in Eastern and Southern Africa

a research article by Christian Siderius, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, M Ndiyoi, A Opere, N Batisani, D Olago, Joanna Pardoe, Declan Conway 5 January, 2018

The 2015/2016 El Niño was one of the three most severe on record. El Niño is commonly linked to droughts in southern Africa and extreme rainfall in eastern Africa but … read more »


Evolving discourses on water resource management and climate change in the Equatorial Nile Basin

Evolving discourses on water resource management and climate change in the Equatorial Nile Basin

a research article by Declan Conway 12 March, 2017

Transboundary water resources management in the Equatorial Nile Basin (EQNB) is a politically contested issue. There is a growing body of literature examining water-related discourses which identifies the ability … read more »


How can Africa’s SMEs become more resilient to climatic disruption?

How can Africa’s SMEs become more resilient to climatic disruption?

a commentary by Christian Siderius, Declan Conway, Joanna Pardoe 14 October, 2016

A new Grantham Research Institute project is exploring the impact of El Niño and La Niña events on small-and medium-sized enterprises in Africa. read more »


Fans of fossil fuels offer Africa an unfair choice

a commentary by Bob Ward 4 February, 2016

A handful of campaigners who promote the use of fossil fuels are using newspaper articles to offer a deeply unfair choice to people living in the poorest countries of the … read more »


Coping with climate risk: the role of institutions, governance and finance in private adaptation decisions of the poor

a working paper by Tom McDermott, David Castells-Quintana, Maria del Pilar Lopez-Uribe 20 July, 2015

This paper looks at adaptation from the point of view of households. It asks how political and economic institutions may help or hinder adaptation decisions. read more »


Climate change and the geographical and institutional drivers of economic development

a working paper by Tom McDermott, David Castells-Quintana, Maria del Pilar Lopez-Uribe 8 July, 2015

This paper reviews the potential effects of climate change on the prospects for long-run economic development. Produced as part of the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies project. read more »


Editorial overview: Sustainability challenges: assessing climate change adaptation in Africa

Editorial overview: Sustainability challenges: assessing climate change adaptation in Africa

a research article by Hayley Leck 22 March, 2015

Simon, D. and Leck, H (2015).  In: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability


Social vulnerability in three high-poverty climate change hot spots: What does the climate change literature tell us?

Social vulnerability in three high-poverty climate change hot spots: What does the climate change literature tell us?

a research article by Declan Conway 20 December, 2014

This paper reviews the state of knowledge on social vulnerability to climate change in three hot spots (deltas, semi-arid regions and snowpack- or glacier-fed river basins) in Africa, Central Asia and South Asia, using elements of systematic review methods. read more »