CASSALD :China and South-South Scoping Assessment for Learning and Development
CASSALD is a project which forms part of a larger initiative, Adapting to Climate Change in China (ACCC). The ACCC is an innovative policy research initiative focusing on linking climate change research with policy making and development. ACCC started in June 2009 as a collaboration between UK, China and Switzerland; it is funded by DFID China, the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, DFID Research and the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
The overarching aim of Phase 1 of the China and South-South Scoping Assessment for Learning and Development initiative is to identify key opportunities and avenues for South-South learning and climate compatible development and how to best channel resources to share China and developing countries' experiences of integrating climate adaptation into the development process. This project is being implemented in ten countries across three regions including Africa (Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda); Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia) and the Caribbean (Grenada, Jamaica). Final outputs from Phase 1, including the Full Report and Country Reports follow details on the project below.
The ACDI have been working in collaboration with Intasave to contribute to the South African case study, available for download here.