Amayaa Wijesinghe, a Master's student on the Urban Ecolution project, describes the work she did to understand the present and potential utility of ecosystem-based adaptation in Windhoek, particularly for the informal settlements in the Northern and Western part of the city.
Amayaa Wijesinghe and Jessica Thorn, from the Urban Ecolution project, report on the Participatory Scenario Planning Workshop held in Windhoek, Namibia in July 2019 in partnership with University of Namibia, Namibian University of Science and Technology and the City of Windhoek.
Based on a special issue of the Land journal, this book is freely available for download. This Special Issue was invited by LAND as a follow-up on the Special Issue on “Changing Land Uses, Changing Livelihoods,” published in 2016, but with a specific focus on Africa and on exploring the linkages between various aspects of human-environmental change and climate change.
Written by Britta Rennkamp (ACDI senior researcher), this note explores how nationally-determined contributions can help African countries advance Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the area of sustainable energy. It shows the great need for sustainable development outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa leveraged through climate action, and that technological solutions are available. Indeed, costs are declining and renewable energy technologies are becoming increasingly affordable. The challenge of leveraging the desired SDG outcomes now depends on the incentives and policy design. Policies and measures will need to be inclusive and managed in ways that the desired beneficiaries will be able to access and use these technologies to reap developmental benefits.