The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Africa?

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The IPCC has produced the most comprehensive assessment of climate change ever. The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), is the work of 830 expert authors from 85 countries and its first three volumes already stretch to 5,000+ pages.

Now, the Climate and Development Knowledge Network and the Overseas Development Institute have released a succinct guide to the assessment for decision-makers in Africa.

Download the executive summary and media tool kit – with free images and infographics – here.

An infographic from CDKN's executive summary of the IPCC's AR5 depicting future climate trends for Africa.

An infographic from CDKN’s executive summary of the IPCC’s AR5 depicting future climate trends for Africa.

Development and Mitigation Forum: Call for abstracts

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Convened and supported by the MAPS Programme, the Energy Research Centre of the University of Cape Town together with the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi are hosting the Development and Mitigation Forum in Cape Town in January 2014. The Forum is conceptualised as a platform to share experience on development and mitigation, from a developing country perspective. It is part of a series of collaborative events hosted by Southern research institutions to stimulate conversation around global and national climate governance of development and climate change, both in the context of local planning and in the lead up to negotiation of the 2015 UNFCCC agreement.