Struggling with years of drought and the spectre of a Day Zero shut-off of the public water supply, Cape Town offers a unique place to reflect on our changing environment and how to adapt. This city served as a timely gathering place for the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) and the Adaptation Futures 2018 conference.
By Lisa Hiwasaki, Lowine Hill
Gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status, age, and physical ability influence how individuals experience climate change and adapt to its impact. Although women, indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities, the poor, and youth contribute the least to the phenomenon of climate change (e.g., in terms of emissions of greenhouse gases), they are often the most vulnerable to its effects.
From adapting to climate change in the Himalayas to improving maternal health care for women in Vietnam, exploring how to defuse violence in Pakistani cities, or building new skills for better jobs in Bangladesh, the 2015 edition of Asia Research News provides a snapshot of IDRC-funded research in Asia.
José Alberto Gonçalves Pereira
Riverine communities are known to be adaptable to hydro-climatic changes. However, they are experiencing higher and longer tides and floods. A research project is developing an early warning system and tools to help these communities in the Delta of the Amazon River adapt to extreme events.
Ottawa, Canada, November 25, 2011 – Canada's Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) today announced seven winning projects from across Africa that will support important and innovative initiatives to better equip the African continent to deal with the effects of climate change.