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  • Welcome to AfriCAN Climate - the portal for disseminating climate change research is launched!!

    29 June 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/welcome-african-climate-portal-disseminating-climate-change-research-launched

    In Africa, climate change is already determining the course of people’s lives. Extreme weather events and greater unpredictability in weather patterns are having serious consequences for people who rely on land, lakes and seas to feed themselves and earn a living. Better data on the extent of the problem and likely outcomes of continued climate change is needed...
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  • Which clean energy technologies for mitigation in Africa?

    19 June 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/groups/Clean%20Tech

    The climate change debate has primarily focused on adaptation rather than mitigation for Africa. In fact, the contribution of Africa to Global GHG emissions has been small whereas the African continent has been identified to be the worst affected by the impacts from climate change. On the other hand, Africa needs to develop economically to meet its priorities in terms of poverty alleviation and sustainable development...
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  • Tool be or not tool be : Impact assessment for climate change.

    13 June 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/groups/impacts

    Understanding the ways to minimise greenhouse gas emissions and how to adapt to a changing climate requires the use of different tools. While guidance exists for climate change in Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Sustainability Assessment (SA), there is still a need to expand it to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) at project level...
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  • What is climate-smart agriculture?

    12 June 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/groups/climate-smart-agriculture

    This terminology is now widely used but in different ways dependant on context and intention. As the globe continues to warm, agricultural production and food security will come under increasing threat. Many nations are already engaged in practices to deploy the best breeding material for the location, optimizing water and fertiliser use and preventing post-harvest losses...
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  • COMPETE : Competence Platform on Energy Crop and Agroforestry Systems for Arid and Semi-arid Ecosystems - Africa

    12 June 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/links/compete-competence-platform-energy-crop-and-agroforestry-systems-arid-and-semi-arid-ecosystems

    The Competence Platform on Energy Crop and Agroforestry Systems for Arid and Semi-arid Ecosystems – Africa (COMPETE) will bring together world-leading scientists, researchers, funders and practitioners from different fields and across the world to create a platform for discussion, knowledge exchange, policy and methodology development...
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  • Biofuels : An option for climate change mitigation in Africa?

    11 June 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/groups/biofuels-Africa

    Primary policy drivers for biofuels promotion in Africa include security of energy supply, a reduction of the foreign exchange burden of oil importing countries, as well as environmental benefits such as the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. Recent years, however, have seen considerable debate on the potential of GHG emission reductions of biofuels worldwide...
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  • Drought Early Warning and FORecasting (DEWFORA)

    11 June 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/cases/drought-early-warning-and-forecasting

    The principal aim of the DEWFORA proposal is to develop a framework for the provision of early warning and response to mitigate the impact of droughts in Africa. The proposal has been built to achive three key targets: Improved monitoring: by improving knowledge on drought forecasting, warning and mitigation, and advancing the understanding of climate related vulnerability to drought - both in the current and in the projected future climate...
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  • Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP)

    11 June 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/cases/africa-adaptation-programme-aap

    The AAP is not a traditional climate change adaptation programme. The AAP is not a traditional climate change adaptation programme – it has a more strategic focus aimed at creating the environment in which more informed and appropriate adaptation decisions and practices can be undertaken within the context of sustainable development...
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  • Dissemination of rocket stoves in Southern Africa

    05 June 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/cases/dissemination-rocket-stoves-southern-africa

    Aprovecho’s 2006 Ashden Award recognised its achievement in commercialising efficient stoves for institutional cooking in Southern Africa. Access to clean cooking is a very important issue in Africa. Aprovecho is a USA Research Centre specialised in technology research and dissemination. This case study shows how Aprovecho implemented a successful project on training and commercialisation of efficient cooks stoves in Africa...
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  • Enhancing climate change adaptation in agriculture and water resources in the greater horn of Africa

    04 June 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/cases/enhancing-climate-change-adaptation-agriculture-and-water-resources-greater-horn-africa

    This research project seeks to enhance capacity if research institutions to deliver timely scientific advices and expert assessment for climate change, adaptation, investiment and policy in agriculture. Climate change extremes such as flooding and seasonal drought are already undermining the economies of countries in the Horn of Africa, with agriculture and water resources being the most affected sectors...
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