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



Tuesday, 28 September 2021
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
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