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Keywords: South Africa, climate change, renewable energy, solar energy and solar technology, wind technology, policy, research.

Schlagwörter: Südafrika, Klimawandel, erneuerbare Energien, Solarenergie/-technologie, Windenergie/-technologie, Politik, Forschung.

Copyright: Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town, UCT, Cape Town.

Weblink: http://www.erc.uct.ac.za/Research/publications/10Edkinesetal-Solar_and_wind_policies.pdf

 

Keywords: South Africa, climate change, mitigation, sustainable development.

Schlagwörter: Südafrika, Klimawandel, Mitigation, nachhaltige Entwicklung.

Copyright: Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town, UCT, Cape Town.

Weblink: http://www.erc.uct.ac.za/Research/publications/15-ERC-Technical_background_INDC.pdf

 

Keywords: South Africa, climate change, Kyoto Protocol, mitigation, politics.

Schlagwörter: Südafrika, Klimawandel, Klimaverhandlungen, Politik, Kyoto Protokoll, Mitigation.

Copyright: KAS

Weblink http://www.kas.de/wf/en/33.22523/

 

Keywords: SADC, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe Climate change, politics.

Schlagwörter: SADC, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tansania, Sambia, Simbabwe Klimawandel, Klimapolitik.

Weblink: http://www.erc.uct.ac.za/jesa/volume25/25-1jesa-barnard.pdf

 

 

Schlagwörter: Südafrika, Klimawandel, Modelle, Szenarien, Infrastruktur, Wirtschaft, Anpassung

Keywords: South Africa, Climate Change, Models, Scenarios, Infrastructure, Economy, Adaptation, Mitigation.

Weblink:

https://www.wider.unu.edu/publication/uncertainty-approach-modelling-climate-change-risk-south-africa

https://www.wider.unu.edu/sites/default/files/WP2015-045-.pdf

Abstract:

This study represents the first attempt at an integrated approach to assessing the potential impacts of climate change on the national economy of South Africa via a number of (but not necessarily all) impact channels. The study focuses on outcomes by about 2050. The results show the multiple impacts of climate change and the importance of spatial and temporal variation in these impacts. The study focused in particular on the potential impacts of climate change on the water supply sector, dry-land agriculture, hydropower, roads infrastructure costs and sea level rise. These factors have not been previously considered in a fully integrated way for South Africa. The study considers two future global emissions scenarios-- an Unconstrained Emission Scenario (UCE) where global policies to reduce emissions fail to materialize and a Level 1 Stabilization Scenario (L1S) where aggressive emissions policies are pursued.  

Keywords: DR Congo, climate change, climate finance, forestry, REDD+

Schlagwörter: DR Kongo, Klimawandel, Klimafinanzen, Waldschutz, Forst, REDD+

Weblink:

https://us.boell.org/sites/default/files/downloads/CFF5_REDD.pdf

Abstract:

Since 2008, USD 2.89 billion has been pledged to five multilateral climate funds that support efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation plus conservation (REDD+). Despite strong interest in the potential to harness market based mechanisms to support REDD+ programmes, the future of such mechanisms remains highly uncertain and the extent to which REDD+ will be featured in the 2015 Paris Agreement remains to be seen. The last year has seen very little in new pledges of support for REDD+. There have, however, been some significant changes in the REDD+ architecture and increasing efforts to support developing countries’ move beyond readiness and capacity building to demonstration programmes and emission reductions with payments based on verified results. Norway is the largest contributor of REDD+ finance, followed by the UK, Germany and the United States. Through REDD+ funds, USD 1.3 billion has been approved for REDD+ activities since 2008 with a 21% increase in the levels of finance approved in the last 12 months. African Development Bank administered Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF) focus on financing REDD+.  

Schlagworte: Südafrika, Klimawandel, Landwirtschaft, Ernährungssicherung

Keywords: South Africa, Climate Change, Agriculture, Food Security

Weblink:

http://www.economics-ejournal.org/economics/discussionpapers/2013-12
http://www.economics-ejournal.org/economics/discussionpapers/2013-12/file

Abstract:

The projected changes in planted area, yield per area, net exports/imports and priced for five major agricultural crops in South Africa were simulated using the projections of four Global Circulation Models (GCMs) under three socio-economic scenarios. The GCM runs were those undertaken for the IPCC fourth assessment report. They show consistent strong warming over the subcontinent, but disagree with respect to future precipitation, from slight wetting (particularly on the eastern side) to overall slight drying. The future crop yields were simulated using the DSSAT crop model suite. The planted area, commodity prices and net exports were simulated using the IMPACT global food trade model.

 

Schlagwörter:

Südafrika, Klimawandel, Infrastruktur, Klimawandel Szenarien, Klimafinanzen.

Keywords:

South Africa, climate change, infrastructure, scenarios, climate finance.

Weblink:

https://www.wider.unu.edu/publication/infrastructure-and-climate-change-1

Abstract:

This paper presents the results of the current study on the impact of climate change on the road and building infrastructure within South Africa. The approach builds upon previous work associated with the UNU-WIDER Development under Climate Change effort emphasizing the impact of climate change on roads. The paper illustrates how climate change effects on both road and building structures can be evaluated with the application of a new analysis system—the infrastructure planning support system. The results of the study indicate that the national level climate change cost impact in South Africa will vary between US$141.0 million average annual costs in the median climate scenario under an adaptation policy, and US$210.0 million average annual costs under a no adaptation scenario. Similarly, the costs will vary between US$457.0 million average annual costs in the maximum climate scenario under an adaptation policy scenario, and US$522.0 million average annual costs under a no adaptation scenario.