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 AfricaUniversidade da Cidade do Cabo
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Universidade da Cidade do Cabo
The University of Cape Town is the oldest university in South Africa and is one of the leading research universities on the African continent. UCT has over 25 000 students, of whom 30% are postgraduate students. We offer degrees in six faculties: Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, and Science. We pride ourself on our diverse student body, which reflects the many cultures and backgrounds of the region. We welcome international students and are currently home to thousands of international students from over 100 countries. UCT has a tradition of academic excellence that is respected world-wide and is privileged to have more than 30 A-rated researchers on our staff, all of whom are recognised as world leaders in their field. Our aim is to ensure that our research contributes to the public good through sharing knowledge for the benefit of society. Past students include five Nobel Laureates – Max Theiler, Alan Cormack, Sir Aaron Klug, Ralph Bunche and, most recently, J M Coetzee.
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Principais avaliações do CLIMATE ADAPTATION IN AFRICA
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.
Very informative course for people who want to learn fundamental issues of climate change adaptation in the African context. Highly recommended course.
An explanatory and very interesting course for a beginner of climate study in africa.If you are a lazy student kindly stay off this course.
A comprehensive introduction to the current and potential long-term effects of climate change on the socio-economic well-being of the African continent.
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