Meera Shah, Research Associate at Imperial College London’s Centre for Environmental Policy and a member of the Malabo Montpellier Panel says transforming Africa’s food systems in line with climate action is an opportunity to accelerate progress towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The knock-on impacts of the climate crisis on Kenyans
Increased temperature and sea-level rises are just two of the well-known impacts of climate change on countries like Kenya, however there are several less well-known knock-on effects, such as the increased risk of ‘jiggers’ and decreased tourism that need to be discussed and mitigated in order to ensure a resilient society.
Spreading like wildfire; the double-threat of changing landscapes and climate
Wildfire is the single greatest terrestrial disturbance agent on Earth. Satellite data suggest that in an average year, wildfires burn a total area of around 3.5 million km2, an area around 15 times larger than the UK. While some of these fires are purposefully controlled or are manageable, and can have benefits for ecosystems and livelihoods, other fires burn uncontrollably, with sometimes devastating consequences for safety, livelihoods, wildlife and climate.
The pitfalls of hydroelectric power in drought-prone Africa
Alvaro Lara, former student on the MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance programme, considers Africa’s reliance on hydroelectric power, the impact of…
Forget about power lines, Pay-As-You-Go is transforming Africa’s energy landscape
Alvaro Lara and Sidney Wakaba, students on the MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance programme, put the spotlight on electricity access for…
Rwanda – the cleantech Silicon Valley of Africa?
Grantham PhD student Oliver Schmidt visited Africa to see two start-ups from Imperial College London that are trying to make the case for low-carbon ‘cleantech’ business in Africa, and compared them to a third operating across the continent.
African smallholder farmers responding to an uncertain climate future
by Dr Katrin Glatzel and Alice Marks, Agriculture for Impact With just a couple of months left till the world’s…