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



Wednesday, 16 June 2021
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
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:
Tue, 01 Jun 2021 - 16:45
Exploring ways to value water

Researchers from the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) transdisciplinary Future Water Institute recently highlighted some of their projects that explore different ways of valuing water. This is in keeping with the theme for this year’s World Water Day on 22 March: “Valuing water” – determining what water means to people, understanding its true value and learning how best to protect this vital resource.

Publication Date:
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 - 13:30
Maintain good water habits – province getting hotter, drier

Climate records show that the Western Cape Province’s average temperature has risen by almost one degree over the past 50 years. That trend is set to continue, as climate models predict drier, hotter conditions – with repercussions for water and rainfall, said University of Cape Town (UCT) climatologist Dr Peter Johnston.

Publication Date:
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 - 13:15