African Climate and Development Initiative, University of Cape Town

Vision of ACDI:

To help create a developing world that has transitioned to a sustainable growth trajectory and has the capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change and its related issues, through supporting the effective management of these challenges on the African continent and beyond.

Objectives of ACDI:

  • To increase scientific knowledge and understanding on climate change and development
  • To educate and train new generations of researchers, practitioners and decision-makers
  • To increase awareness and promote better informed decision-making about climate change and development by engaging with a wide range of key audiences and stakeholders.

Members

Presidential Climate Commission of South Africa

Climate resilient development pathways in South Africa

This article establishes the basis and sets the direction for future knowledge (co)production and planning work in relation to the adaptation and climate resilience aspects of navigating a ‘Just Transition’ in South Africa. 

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Fact Sheet: What the The IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report Means for West Africa

Learn about what the IPCC AR6 says about how West Africa will be impacted by climate change and its options and potential for adaptation. 

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Fact Sheet: The IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report and Central Africa

Discover what the IPCC AR6 says about how Central Africa will be impacted by climate change and its options and potential for adaptation. 

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Fact Sheet: What the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report means for Southern Africa

This factsheet summarises what the IPCC AR6 says about how Southern Africa will be impacted by climate change and its options and potential for adaptation. 

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Interrogating ‘Effectiveness’ in Climate Change Adaptation: 11 Guiding Principles for Adaptation Research and Practice

What does adaptation look like and how can it be enabled? Learn more in this review which distills its findings into eleven guiding principles of effective adaptation. 

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FRACTAL podcast series

The STARTcast is a podcast created by START for early- and mid-career scientists. Listen to Season 2 on co-creating climate information with decision-makers for climate-resilient cities in southern Africa as part of the Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands (FRACTAL) project.

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