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Sunday, 19 August 2018
Professor Mark New wins Piers Sellers prize

Professor Mark New, director of UCT’s African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), and holder of the AXA Research Fund Chair in African Climate Risk, has been recognised for his global contributions in leading climate research.

Posted 30 Mar 2018 

Publication Date:
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 11:00
How strong are climate adaptation knowledge systems in semi-arid regions?
How strong are climate adaptation knowledge systems in semi-arid regions?

By Mark New, Principal Investigator for ASSAR and the Director of the African Climate and Development Initiative at the University of Cape Town.

Posted 28 Mar 2018 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 11:00
Adaptation Futures 2018 taking place in Cape Town

Adaptation Futures 2018 takes place from 18 - 22 June 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Posted 7 Jun 2017

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 14:15
Trump exit from Paris will hurt America most

On 1 June 2017, Donald Trump (DT) announced that his administration was withdrawing the US from the Paris Agreement. The world’s largest economy is taking no responsibility for US historical emissions, instead reneging what his country. Trump’s exit is a deeply immoral, reprehensible act.

Posted 2 Jun 2017

Publication Date:
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 16:15