Climate and Society

A comprehensive collection of the most up-to-date information on the use of climate and weather information by decision-makers in South Africa and beyond.

FileDisaster Risk Reduction Stakeholders Training Workshop (Windhoek, Namibia, 27-28 August 2011)
The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Disaster Risk Reduction Unit, in partnership with the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) hosted a disaster risk reduction (DRR) stakeholders training workshop in Windhoek, Namibia, from 27-28 August 2011
FileFifteenth Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-15)
The Southern Africa Development Community Climate Services Centre (SADC CSC) held its Fifteenth Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-15), in Windhoek, Namibia, between 29 and 30 August 2011.
PageCSIR-Kulima-UCT project to integrate climate change into planning in the SADC Region
CSIR-Kulima-UCT project to integrate climate change into planning in the SADC Region
PageKulima interprets range of seasonal forecasts for RIACSO as part of CSIR-Kulima-UCT project
Kulima interprets range of seasonal forecasts for RIACSO as part of CSIR-Kulima-UCT project
News ItemIPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation
The IPCC launched its ‘Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation’ on 18 November 2011.
FolderSide Events at COP 17
A selection of Side Event summaries from COP 17, held in Durban between 28 November and 9 December 2011 - focussing on new developments in the use of climate and weather information to support decision-making in Africa and beyond
PageStrengthening Climate Services in Africa with support from WMO, Norwegian Government
The Government of Norway and the WMO have agreed to support climate services in Africa under the Global Framework for Climate Services
PageSouth African Weather Services soon to issue air pollution warnings
South African Weather Services soon to issue air pollution warnings
FolderMedia coverage of responses to the proposed Weather Services Amendment Bill
Examples of media coverage of responses to the proposed Weather Services Amendment Bill
FileBridging the Gap: Experiences of communicating climate information between producers and end-users in southern Africa
This paper, by Claire Davis, Alec Joubert, Willem Landman, Katharine Vincent, Tracy Cull and Emma Archer van Garderen, was presented at the recent Planet Under Pressure conference, held in London in March, in a session on "Making climate science useful: effective dialogue between climate scientists and humanitarian and development 'end users'"
PageSouth Africa withdraws contorversial Weather Services Amendment Bill
 
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