This course explores why climate change adaptation is important in the African context. Africa is considered one to be one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change. Historically, climate-related hazards such as drought, flooding, pest and disease outbreaks, coastal storms and heat waves have had devastating impacts on people and the environment in which they live. Often the damage knocks back progress that has been made in social and economic development, slowing down the achievement of development goals. Climate models suggest that many of these climatic hazards will intensify as the global climate warms. Building resilience to climate risks, through adaptation, is critically important for future development in Africa.
Climate Adaptation in AfricaUniversity of Cape Town
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Climate, Vulnerability and Development in Africa
Agriculture and Food Security
Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services
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TOP REVIEWS FROM CLIMATE ADAPTATION IN AFRICA
Mark New did an excellent job- would definitely recommend to anyone interested in geography or environmental studies.
Very informative course for people who want to learn fundamental issues of climate change adaptation in the African context. Highly recommended course.
Extremely good and insightful content on an equally pressing issue providing countless examples and progress markers to ensure your understanding.
Very good course to understand Africa`s current & future challenges related to climate change and what could be possible to do in the African context. I highly recommend it.
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