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Climate Risk in Africa

Adaptation and Resilience

Editors: Conway, Declan, Vincent, Katharine (Eds.)

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  • Presents examples of recent attempts to strengthen the use of climate information in decision processes in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Highlights the complexities of climate adaptation related decision making 
  • Based on the Future Climate For Africa (FCFA) applied research programme
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This open access book highlights the complexities around making adaptation decisions and building resilience in the face of climate risk. It is based on experiences in sub-Saharan Africa through the Future Climate For Africa (FCFA) applied research programme. It begins by dealing with underlying principles and structures designed to facilitate effective engagement about climate risk, including the robustness of information and the construction of knowledge through co-production. Chapters then move on to explore examples of using climate information to inform adaptation and resilience through early warning, river basin development, urban planning and rural livelihoods based in a variety of contexts. These insights inform new ways to promote action in policy and praxis through the blending of knowledge from multiple disciplines, including climate science that provides understanding of future climate risk and the social science of response through adaptation.
The book will be of interest to advanced undergraduate students and postgraduate students, researchers, policy makers and practitioners in geography, environment, international development and related disciplines.

About the authors

Declan Conway is a Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute of the London School of Economics, UK. His problem-focused research cuts across water, climate and society, with emphasis on adaptation and the water-energy-food nexus.

Katharine Vincent is a director of Kulima Integrated Development Solutions and holds visiting researcher positions at the Universities of the Witwatersrand, KwaZulu Natal and Leeds. She is interested in adaptation to climate change in the global South, and much of her work spans the science-policy/practice divide.


 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Key Issues and Progress in Understanding Climate Risk in Africa

    Pages 1-16

    Vincent, Katharine (et al.)

  • Climate Information: Towards Transparent Distillation

    Pages 17-35

    Jack, Christopher D. (et al.)

  • Co-production: Learning from Contexts

    Pages 37-56

    Vincent, Katharine (et al.)

  • Decision-Making Heuristics for Managing Climate-Related Risks: Introducing Equity to the FREE Framework

    Pages 57-76

    Audia, Camilla (et al.)

  • Creating Useful and Usable Weather and Climate Information: Insights from Participatory Scenario Planning in Malawi

    Pages 77-92

    Tembo-Nhlema, Dorothy (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Risk in Africa
Book Subtitle
Adaptation and Resilience
Editors
  • Declan Conway
  • Katharine Vincent
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-61160-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-61160-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-61159-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 168
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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