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Sunday, 20 September 2020
ACDI's 5th Annual Early Career Researcher Conference

ACDI's Annual Early Career Researcher Conference will take place online from 5 – 7 October 2020. This year the theme of the conference is  “What does climate change mean for development in Africa?”

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Climate Research Universities Unite for Action

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has joined the newly established International Universities Climate Alliance (‘Climate Alliance’), which aims to help communicate research insights on the most effective means to meet the unprecedented global challenge of climate change.

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Launch of the SAF-ADAPT Project

The ACDI recently launched an exciting new project, with significant potential to enhance our adaptation knowledge base, understanding and capacity.

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Meet UCT’s climate change experts contributing to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report

The African Climate & Development Initiative is proud of the researchers from the University of Cape Town who are contributing to the Intergovernmental Panel (IPCC) on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). The IPCC is divided into three Working Groups and a Task Force. Working Group I deals with The Physical Science Basis of Climate Change, Working Group II with Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability and Working Group III with Mitigation of Climate Change. The University of Cape Town has authors contributing to all three of these working groups, including three Coordinating Lead Authors and five Lead Authors. 

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