Gina Ziervogel

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The utility of weather and climate information for adaptation decision-making

This paper outlines currently available climate information and presents examples from Africa and India to highlight successes and barriers to the use and uptake of information in decision making.

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Lessons from semi-arid regions on how to adapt to climate change

This article explores how farmers in semi-arid regions are adapting to climate change and details three important components for preparing for, and adapting to, changing climates.

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Photo of a wreckage of a boat is seen stuck in solidified salts and sands at Lake Oroumieh. Credit: Ebrahim Noroozi / AP Photo. Source: http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/iran-in-a-race-to-save-largest-lake-from-drying-up

Addressing the risk of maladaptation to climate change

This paper reviews the current theoretical scholarship on maladaptation and provides some specific case studies—in the Maldives, Ethiopia, South Africa, and Bangladesh—to advance the field.

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Governing climate risks in Cape Town

Cape Town has an extensive coastline, numerous wetlands and winters marked by heavy rains and stormy seas. The coast, wetlands and waterways count as major assets to the city, but also pose...

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Working together on Cape Town flooding

Flooding in Cape Town (photo credit: Rodger Bosch)

The City of Cape Town faces many challenges: in-migration, housing and service delivery backlogs, budget...

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Adapting to multiple stresses in Sekhukhune, (South Africa)

Changes in the climate affect the nature, magnitude, and frequency of a number of existing stresses experienced. This case study documents these impacts in Ga-Selala, Sekhukhene, South Africa.

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