Defining South Africa’s climate change adaptation research agenda
This project is funded by GIZ through the Department of Environmental Affairs. It is led by ACDI, in partnership with the Climate Systems Analysis Group . The aims and objective of this research are to inform the scope of work and research agenda for Phase Three of South Africa’s Long-Term Adaptation Scenarios (LTAS) Flagship Research Programme. Furthermore, the assignment provides a practical, evidence-based assessment of the effectiveness of the preceding LTAS phases and the degree to which emerging research has been integrated into ongoing processes for adaptation planning. Finally, the project aims to generate clear, practical recommendations to support the effectiveness and uptake of further research in priority adaptation-related themes.
The programme of work is being delivered through a multi-stage approach based on:
Updated review, collation and analysis of the existing body of research on climate change adaptation.
Bilateral consultation and interviews with key national stakeholders and experts.
Multilateral stakeholder consultation and facilitation of expert discussions in dedicated workshop.
Synthesis of research gaps and needs to inform the thematic and sectoral research agenda of the upcoming LTAS 3.