Conference on climate change in Africa

Conference report on climate change in Africa

In November 2014, the French Embassy in South Africa and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), with the support of the French Agency for Development (AFD), the Research Institute for Development (IRD) and the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), hosted a conference on ’Climate Change in Africa: Perspectives on Scientific Evidence, Public Policies and Leading Initiatives’.

This conference explored synergies between research, policy and leading initiatives on climate change, in four key areas: Energy; Sustainable Cities; Marine Resources and Coastal Ecosystems; and the Green economy. It also provided a platform for policymakers, scientists and other stakeholders from the African continent in order to facilitate a dialogue around African achievements. Drawing on the outcomes of the first day, the second day of the conference was structured around two closed roundtables focusing on challenges and opportunities for the future negotiations.

The conference report can now be downloaded on SAIIA’s website:

Publication “New Scramble for Africa ? The Rush for Energy Resources in Sub-Saharan Africa”
This publication looks at Sub-Saharan Africa’s potential energy resources. It contains chapters on “Energy and regional integration: the Grand Inga Project in the DR Congo” and “China and Brazil in sub-Saharan African fossil fuels: a comparative analysis” by Dr. Agathe Maupin, French Technical Expert and SAIIA researcher, and her colleague Dr. Ana Alves.

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publie le 12/02/2015

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