Tag: "Africa"

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Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance Climate change impacts such as flooding and extreme heat are projected to increase in BC over the next few decades and will be extremely costly for cities to manage. As well, species are struggling to adapt to changing weather patterns and climate extremes combined with […]

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Upcoming events: Environmentally-Induced Migration and Ending Global Poverty

Upcoming events: Environmentally-Induced Migration and Ending Global Poverty

Tracing Social Inequalities in Environmentally-Induced Migration The conference series on “Environmental Degradation, Conflict and Forced Migration” is a partnership project of the European Science Foundation (ESF), the Bielefeld University and its Center for Interdisciplinary Research. It explores the causal relationship between environmental damage and forced migration as well as the correlation of both phenomena to […]

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Building Resilience in Practice from AdaptNet

Building Resilience in Practice from AdaptNet

Climate Change Adaptation Network (AdaptNet) has released several new publications through their listserve, one of which is Building Resilience in Practice. This briefing paper provides six case studies (Peru, Bangladesh, Sudan, Nepal and Kenya) of building resilience into development programmes. It offers a variety of entry points (disaster risk reduction, food security, natural resource management) […]

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The Elephant in the Sweltering Sun: The Human Cost of Climate Change

The Elephant in the Sweltering Sun: The Human Cost of Climate Change

by Claire Havens, ACT Researcher It’s a sad situation that plays itself out regularly in northeastern Africa. Drought-stricken and conflict weary Somalians and Ethiopians flee the hardships of their country and head south, desperately trying to make it to South Africa where life might be a little more kind. Their treacherous journeys necessitate dealing with […]

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Women’s vulnerability to climate change transitioning to adaptability

Women’s vulnerability to climate change transitioning to adaptability

If I told you that women in developing countries are more vulnerable to climate change, I expect you would consider that common sense. When women have limited rights and agency, as is often the case, they are likely to bear more of the brunt of worsening conditions. But new research suggests that although women are […]

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The Interplay between Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict

The Interplay between Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict

A recent blog post by Michael Wertz and Laura Conley at thinkprogress.org provides an excellent overview of the inter-connections between climate change, population migration, and conflict. The authors address crisis scenarios in the 21st century, providing a stark picture of the challenges ahead, and reminding governments around the world that the problems are real and […]

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Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble: Peter Kent & Our Planet’s Changing Climate

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble: Peter Kent & Our Planet’s Changing Climate

By R.W. Sandford At the same time that Canada’s Environment Minister was in Durban, South Africa demonstrating to the world that we were no longer worthy of respect or trust as a nation in matters related to addressing the global climate problem, further evidence of the tragedy of the Harper Government’s climate policy was bubbling […]

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Cities from across the world make historic commitment to climate adaptation action

Cities from across the world make historic commitment to climate adaptation action

Press Release (PDF Download) RELEASED – 4 December 2011, at 20h00, SAST DURBAN/South Africa – History was made today as 114 mayors and other elected local leaders representing over 950 local governments from around the world, came together in the signing of the Durban Adaptation Charter, a political commitment to strengthen local resilience to climate […]

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