Daily Archives: April 24, 2022

Global Climate Change & Africa: The Enduring Legacies of Colonialism and the Coming “Perfect Storms” for the Continent


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With the exception of Antarctica, Africa is arguably the continent that has contributed the least to the world’s atmospheric carbon through the industrial combustion of fossil fuels, yet as a continent it is likely to experience the most immediate and severe of the consequences of anthropogenic global climate change.

Why is this so?

This series of video-blog essays provides some answers to that question, focusing both upon the historical legacies of its past tumultuous history and the new scientific understanding of the “perfect storms” it is likely to experience in the years, decades and centuries to come.

For further information on current reports, video-blog essays and news see: Global Climate Change & Africa: An Integrative Research & Information Platform


and Global Climate Change & Africa:


For related, peer-reviewed, detailed studies on aspects of climate change and Africa as well as other developing regions of the world see the journal:

Climate and Development | Taylor & Francis Online

Aims and scope

Climate and Development pulishes research on the human dimensions of climate and development. Climate and Development is published in cooperation with Stockholm Environment Institute.

The journal aims to make analysis of climate and development issues more accessible and facilitate debate between the diverse constituencies active in these fields.

Climate and Development invites manuscripts on one or more of the following themes:

  • Tensions, disconnects and synergies between climate change adaptation, or mitigation policy or actions, and development policy or actions.
  • Feminist, decolonial, antiracist and other forms of critical scholarship in relation to climate change adaptation or mitigation.
  • Implications of climate change adaptation and mitigation for poverty, equity or social justice.

Studies that focus on the following topics are particularly welcome:

  • Decision making for climate adaptation at the household, subnational or national scale.
  • Cities, urbanisation, informal settlements and climate change.
  • Energy, energy access and development in the context of climate change.
  • The relationships between sectoral mitigation actions and development.
  • Migration, displacement and climate change.
  • The intersection between indigenous, traditional or local knowledge and strategies for coping with and adapting to climate variability and change.
  • Maladaptation in the context of climate change adaptation.
  • Extreme events and climate-related disasters.
  • The implications for development of existing or proposed climate governance frameworks or arrangements at any scale.
  • The integration (mainstreaming) of climate change into development policy.
  • Synergies and trade-offs between climate change mitigation or adaptation and sustainable development, from local to global sales.
  • Financing arrangements for adaptation and mitigation in developing countries.

The journal accepts research articles, review articles and viewpoints. Contributions from and about developing countries are particularly encouraged. Research on developed countries is also welcome provided that the link between climate and development is the central theme.

We no longer accept manuscripts that are stand-alone Case Studies. All manuscripts must be linked with specific theoretical frameworks, describe how the study contributes to advancing knowledge, and demonstrate a solid review of the previous case studies on the same topic. Topics for which there is already a substantial and well-established literature, such as farmers’ perceptions of climate change or farmers’ adaptation strategies, are unlikely to be accepted unless there is a clear novel contribution to the literature.

Climate and Development operates a double-blind peer review policy. Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

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ClimateWatch: Africa among the hardest hit by climate change

CBS News – Apr 23, 2022

Africa accounts for the smallest share of global greenhouse gas emissions yet the region is tackling some of the worst impacts of climate change. Christopher Trisos, a senior researcher at African Climate and Development Initiative, joins CBS News’ Lana Zak to discuss the threats and solutions for the region.

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