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



Friday, 3 December 2021
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Climate finance for a transition away from coal

ACDI affiliate, Emily Tyler discusses the the implications of the financing partnership between South Africa and a consortium of countries including France, Germany, the UK, the US and the EU which was highlighted in the opening days of COP26.

Publication Date:
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 - 11:00
Highlighting the southern African perspective at Youth4Climate and COP26

September 2021 saw the inaugural Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition event, hosted by the Italian government in Milan, highlighting the ideas and voices of young climate leaders around the world. African Climate & Development Initiative MPhil student, Koaile Monaheng, was selected to attend the first ever Youth4Climate summit and provided a valuable southern African perspective.

Publication Date:
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 - 11:30
Preparing for COP26

This year the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP) on 31 October – 12 November 2021 in Glasgow. In preparation, ACDI has collected some useful article links which cover a range of discussion points to be highlighted at this year’s COP.

Publication Date:
Fri, 29 Oct 2021 - 10:00
Road impacts on ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa

A new research paper by African Climate and Development Initiative PhD student, Lavinia Perumal, highlights the impacts past road projects in sub-Saharan Africa have had on ecosystems inside and outside protected areas.

Publication Date:
Wed, 20 Oct 2021 - 14:45