The ACDI is a university-wide initiative at the University of Cape Town which supports collaborative research and training in climate change and development.



Monday, 18 October 2021
Education, gender and poverty affect climate change literacy in Africa

A new research paper by Dr Nick Simpson, a postdoctoral researcher at the African Climate and Development Initiative, highlights the importance of the effect of education, gender, and poverty on climate change literacy on a continental level.

Publication Date:
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 - 09:30
Play ‘Survive the Century’ and decide your climate future

People around the world now get to decide what their climate futures will look like by playing Survive the Century, a climate fiction game about the political, environmental and social choices humans will face between 2021 and 2100 as we adapt to the ravages of climate change. And while this online game is a work of fiction, it is informed by real science.

Publication Date:
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 - 14:45
Decolonising ecology: Making science more equitable

Dr Chris Trisos, from the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Africa Climate and Development Initiative has co-authored the Decoloniality and anti-oppressive practices for a more ethical ecology, a paper proposing five interventions to build a more anti-oppressive and decolonial ecology.

Publication Date:
Tue, 01 Jun 2021 - 17:00
‘Climate Frontiers’ podcast: Connecting science and society

In their podcast series, Climate Frontiers, the Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) presents an accessible perspective on topics often hidden behind academic language, connecting science and society for positive change.

Publication Date:
Tue, 01 Jun 2021 - 16:45