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Wednesday, 19 December 2018
acdi deputy director sheona shackleton
ACDI convenes expert panel on IPCC Special Report on 1.5 degrees Celsius of Global Warming

On the 8th of October, the United Nations’ International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its much awaited Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees, and the news was indeed troubling. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 - 15:30
Kampala Uganda street scene
Heatwaves could become a silent killer in African cities

Heatwaves are one of the more easily predicted weather phenomena and can cause mass fatalities in vulnerable groups such as the elderly, young children and outdoor workers (e.g. construction), but heat is often a ‘silent killer’.

In Africa, heat is commonly seen as ‘normal’ and the general perception is that people are well adapted to cope with it. One reason for this, highlighted by a recent discussion at the Adaptation Futures 2018 conference, is that elderly people may not see themselves as ‘old’ and therefore don’t recognise their increased risk to heatwaves.

Publication Date:
Fri, 30 Nov 2018 - 15:30
ARUA-CD 2-year scholarship for a Master’s by Dissertation with a focus in climate change and development (2019 and 2020)

Black South Africans interested in completing a Master’s by Dissertation with a focus in climate change and development (2019 and 2020) are invited to apply for an ARUA-CD 2-year scholarship.

Publication Date:
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 10:00
POLICY BRIEF: Water resource and development planning in the Berg Water Management Area

POLICY BRIEF: A case for integration: Water resource and development planning in the Berg Water Management Area.

Publication Date:
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 - 14:00

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