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Adapting to a changing climate in Southern Africa: A film from the first Southern Africa Adaptation Colloquium

Submitted by Anna Taylor 11th April 2014 14:04

This short film captures the key messages and debates emerging from the first Southern Africa Adaptation Colloquium, held in November 2013 and co-convened by the University of Cape Town’s African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), the Cape Town Climate Change Think Tank (a partnership of the Mistra Urban Futures programme), the Adaptation Network, SANBI, the National Implementing Entity for the Adaptation Fund, the National Research Foundation, and the Western Cape Government. The film was produced to make available the discussions to audiences that weren’t able to attend the Colloquium - particularly people working with local government in African cities - and to enable the engagements and debates to be further built on and taken forward in future events. 

The film addresses the following questions:

  1. What is the adaptive challenge we are facing?
  2. What are people and organisations in southern African doing to face this adaptive challenge - within government, the research community, civil society, the business community, and together?
  3. Is this enough?
  4. What next for climate adaptation in the region?

[Thumbnail image: Flooded homes in Chokwe ©Hanna Butler/ IFRC]