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Conway Declan and Vincent Katharine (Editors), "Climate Risk in Africa", Springer Nature, 2021, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-61160-6, License:

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.


Environmental Geography, Environment Studies, Climate Change/climate Change Impacts, Climate Change, Development And Sustainability, Environmental Studies, Environmental Sciences, Earth System Sciences, Development Studies, Climate Risk, Climate Adaptation, Climate Resilience, Co-prodution, Future Climate For Africa, Climate Services, Sustainable Development, Climate-resilient Development, Agro-meteorology, Hydropower In Africa, Renewable Energy, Urban Planning, Climate Education, Open Access, Development & Environmental Geography, Society & Social Sciences, The Environment, Sustainability

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