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2013. Long-Term Adaptation Scenarios: Together developing adaptation responses for future climates. Climate Trends and Scenarios for South Africa, LTAS Phase 1.
… The Long-Term Adaptation Scenarios (LTAS) Flagship Research Programme (2012–2014) is a multi-sectoral research programme, mandated by the South African National Climate Change Response White Paper (NCCRP, para 8.8). The LTAS aims to develop national and subnational …
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Kandji ST, Verchot L, Mackensen J 2006. Climate Change Climate and Variability in Southern Africa: Impacts and Adaptation in the Agricultural Sector.
… This paper proposes to discuss the current vulnerability of the southern African region to climate variability, the projected impacts of climate change and the various strategies and policies that are being deployed to address climate
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Libebe LE 2014. Climate change governance in the SADC region: towards development of an integrated and comprehensive framework policy or protocol on adaptation.
… The scientific community has shown that climate change is occurring and is caused mainly by human activities. This state of affairs has various … and raised concerns about the future of human life on earth. Increasing concerns about climate change has led the international community, regional bodies and national governments to …
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Climate change governance in the SADC region_2014.pdf 408.4 KB
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) UNDP. Namibia: Climate Change Adaptation Project.
… Namibia is expected to experience extreme events (droughts & floods) due to climate change. Although communities in Omusati region (pilot area) have lived in harsh environmental … they may inspire their parents to do the same. For more information contact: lebogang.motlana@undp.org; +264 61 204 6217. … UNDP. Namibia Climate Change Adaptation Project …
Hasheela RL 2010. Adaptation of farmers to climate change in Ohangwena Region, Namibia.
… fact that the region experienced heavy floods between 2008 and 2009, which are attributed to climate variability and change in Namibia. Nevertheless, since the region also experiences drought as a result of climate variability, the study has lightly touched on them, however, it mainly paid particular …
Integrated Environmental Consultants Namibia (IECN) 2011. Let's act to adapt: Dealing with Climate Change - A community information toolkit on Adaptation - A resource package developed for farmers and natural resource users in the Kunene Region, Namibia.
… for their daily livelihoods. All these natural resource-based livelihoods are vulnerable to climate change to some extent. People have already observed the ongoing natural variability and that … it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between naturally variable climatic conditions and climate change, it is clear that climate change will have profound impacts on our lives in the …
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Jack SL 2011. Revisiting Aloe dichotoma's suitability as an indictor of climate change in southern Africa.
… succulent to be cited as one of the first biological indicators of the impact of anthropogenic climate change in southern Africa. However, prior evidence from historical photography of populations as … interpretive problems prompted a reassessment of the evidence for A. dichotoma’s promotion as a climate change indicator species. In the current study, a framework for assessing species …
Integrated Environmental Consultants Namibia (IECN) 2011. Let's act to adapt - Dealing with climate change: A community information toolkit on adaptation - A resource package developed for farmers and natural resource users in the Ohangwena, Oshana and Oshikoto regions, Namibia.
… for their daily livelihoods. All these natural resourcebased livelihoods are vulnerable to climate change to some extent. People have already observed the ongoing natural variability and that … and the last few years have been marked by extreme weather conditions. It is clear that climate change will have profound impacts on our lives in the near future. Although it is not …
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Ohangwena_Oshana and Oshikoto Toolkit_web.pdf 1.9 MB
Kandjinga L, Zeidler J, Nunes I, Chunga R, Ndokosho J 2010. How to reach out to local communities and assist them to adapt to climate Change.
… Southern African regional and national level climate change projections for Namibia suggest that significant climate change-related impacts are likely in the future. The government recognises that …
Stringer LC, Dyer JC, Reed MS, Dougill AJ, Twyman C, Mkwambisi D 2009. Adaptations to climate change, drought and desertification: local insights to enhance policy in southern Africa. Environment: Science and Policy 12 (7) 748-765
… The impacts of climate change, drought and desertification are closely interlinked, and most acutely experienced by … and environmental systems. This paper examines three interlinked drivers of adaptation: climate change, desertification and drought, assessing the extent to which international and national …
UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles.
… These country-level climate data summaries are intended to address the climate change information gap for developing countries by making use of existing climate data to … reports, and advice on how to interpret the please refer to the accompanying  documentation . … UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles …
Hulme M, Doherty R, Ngara T, New M, Lister D 2001. African Climate Change: 1900-2100.
… This paper reviews observed (1900-2000) and possible future (2000-2100) continent-wide changes in temperature and rainfall for Africa. For the historic period we draw upon a new observed global climate data set which allows us to explore aspects of regional climate change related to diurnal temperature range and rainfall variability. The latter …
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African Climate Change 1900-2100.pdf 3.34 MB
Spear D, Selato JC, Mosime B, Nyamwanza AM 2019. Harnessing diverse knowledge and belief systems to adapt to climate change in semi-arid rural Africa. Climate Services (14) 31-36
… semi-arid regions have historically coped using long established practices such as place-based climate forecasting using observations. However, this is becoming less reliable with climatic changes. Meteorological forecasting based on numerical prediction provides an alternative that is also now widely available to enable adaptation. However, this climate information has constraints including uncertainty and a broad spatial and temporal …
Thomas D, Osbahr H, Twyman C, Adger N, Hewitson B 2005. Adaptations to climate change amongst natural resource-dependant societies in the developing world: across the Southern African climate gradient.
… The research project 'Adaptations to climate change amongst natural resource-dependant societies in the developing world: across the southern African climate gradient' examines the characteristics of people's responses to recent historical …
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Integrated Environmental Consultants Namibia (IECN) 2011. Let's act to adapt - Dealing with climate change: A community information toolkit on adaptation - A resource package developed for farmers and natural resource users in rural, urban and peri-urban areas in the Erongo, Hardap, Karas and Khomas regions, Namibia.
… Let's act to adapt - Dealing with climate change: A community information toolkit on adaptation - A resource package developed for farmers …
Adger WN, Arnell NW, Tompkins EL 2005. Adapting to climate change: perspectives across scales. Global Environmental Change Part A 15 (2) 75-76
… This special issue of Global Environmental Change presents some emerging conceptual and empirical advances in the understanding of adaptation to climate change, at a range of spatial scales. These include explicit consideration of the role … in using scenarios or experience in implementing change. … Global Environmental Change Part A … Adapting to climate change perspectives across scales …
Muteyauli P, Alfaro R, Shihepo F, Sheehama A, Chunga R, Wilhelm M, von Oertzen D, Andima T, Sweeney L, Fofanah O 2011. UNDP Global Project: Capacity development for policy makers to address climate change - Assessment of investment and financial flows to mitigate climate change in the Energy Sector in Namibia, September 2011.
UNDP Global Project: Capacity development for policy makers to address climate change - Assessment of investment and financial flows to mitigate climate change in the Energy …
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Newsham AJ, Thomas DSG 2010. Knowing, farming and climate change adaptation in North-Central Namibia.
… farmers in North Central Namibia has, for centuries, given them resilience to high levels of climate variability and associated impacts. New research, conducted in North Central Namibia, … and agricultural extension workers may, in addition, strengthen adaptive capacity to future climate change. However, this useful kind of knowledge co-production is far from automatic, and indeed …
Adaptation Fund 2015. Namibia Conservation Agriculture Project 2 (NCAP 2) – Building Adaptive Capacities and Climate Change Resilience for Improved Food Security for Smallholder Farmers in Northern Namibia. Implementing Entity: Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN).
… The Namibia Conservation Agriculture Project (NCAP) 2 - Building Adaptive Capacities and Climate Change Resilience for Improved Food Security for Smallholder Farmers in Northern Namibia will … to work with small-scale and subsistence farmers (mostly women) who depend entirely upon the climate for rain-fed agricultural production of staple grains for income and household food …
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Namibia_DRFN_full_proposal_Kongalend.pdf 4.06 MB
Reid H, Sahlén L, Stage J, MacGregor J 2007. The economic impact of climate change in Namibia: How climate change will affect the contribution of Namibia's natural resources to its economy.
Climate change is likely to exacerbate the dry conditions already experienced in Southern Africa. And … annual loses to the Namibian economy could be up to 6 per cent of GDP due to the impact that climate change will have on its natural resources alone. This will affect the poor most, with resulting …
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Namibia EEP discussion paper.pdf 1.14 MB
Newsham AJ, Thomas DSG 2011. Knowing, farming and climate change adaptation in North-Central Namibia. Global Environmental Change 21 (2) 761-770
… farmers in North Central Namibia has, for centuries, given them resilience to high levels of climate variability and associated impacts. New research, conducted in North Central Namibia, … and agricultural extension workers may, in addition, strengthen adaptive capacity to future climate change. However, this useful kind of knowledge co-production is far from automatic, and indeed …
Scholes RJ 2006. Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change in the Biodiversity Sector in Southern Africa.
… Global climate change is predicted to have substantial impacts on South Africa's unique and prolific … technical innovations were developed to address the issue of adaptation of biodiversity to climate change. A case study approach was used to develop tools to better understand the likely response …
5: Why is climate change adaptation so important to Namibia?.
… Adaptation refers to everything that can be done to avoid the negative impacts of climate change. In some cases, climate change might also bring about beneficial opportunities. Initiatives exploiting such …
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 2010. A Toolkit for Designing Climate Change Adaptation Initiatives.
… The Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2007) states unequivocally that the world is warming. The report provides a … of dollars in some countries. In this context, the world's attention is shifting towards adapting to the likelihood of a range of climate change-induced eff ects on ecosystems and …
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Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL) - a Regional Science Service Centre (RSSC) in Southern Africa.
… The current processes of global change, which include, for example, demographic change, climate change and the globalisation of economic systems, are an enormous challenge for societies worldwide. Climate change is affecting the lives of millions of people in Africa, Europe and many other …