Einführung/Introduction South Africa

Die Republik Südafrika erstreckt sich vom Limpopo-Fluss im Norden bis ans Kap der guten Hoffnung im Südwesten. Die Fläche des Staates umfasst 1.219.090 km². Innerhalb der Staatsgrenzen liegt das Königreich Lesotho, ein kleiner Binnenstaat in den Drakensbergen, und an der Grenze zu Mosambik das Königreich Swaziland. Neben Hochgebirge und Halbwüsten sind große Landesteile Hochplateaus. Die Niederschlagsverteilung im Land hängt von der Jahreszeit und Höhenlage ab. Südafrikas Küsten erstrecken sich über 2.968 Kilometer entlang des Atlantik und des Indischen Ozeans.

Thematische Einführung: Südafrika, der Klimawandel und die Rolle Deutschlands

The Republic of South Africa occupies the southernmost part of the African continent stretching from the Limpopo River in the north to Cape Agulhas in the south. Covering an area of 1,219,090 km², the country shares borders with Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe in the north, and with Swaziland and Mozambique in the north east. It also entirely surrounds the Kingdom of Lesotho. To the west, south and east, South Africa borders the Atlantic and southern Indian oceans. The country’s coastline covers some 2,968 km. Lying 1,920 km south east of Cape Town in the Atlantic Ocean are the isolated Prince Edward and Marion islands.

Source: http://www.sadc.int/member-states/south-africa/ 


Climate Watch Data / Klimadaten: Südafrika

Source: SDG Linkages Northrop, E., H. Biru, S. Lima, M. Bouye, and R. Song. 2016. “Examining the Alignment Between the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions and Sustainable Development Goals.” Working Paper. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. Available online at: www.climatewatchdata.org

Governmental Policies / Klimapolitik der Regierung

UNFCCC: South Africa's First Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC)

UNFCCC: South Africa: Third national communication to the UNFCCC March 2018

UNFCCC/Dept. of Env. Affairs - South African second national communication to the UNFCCC

UNFCCC/South Africa: Initial national communication under the UNFCCC

South Africa: National Climate Change Response Policy

South Africa: National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, Draft

South African Government: Carbon Tax Act

Dept. of Env. Affairs: South African Weather Service

Dept. of Env. Affairs: National climate change response white paper

Dept. of Env. Affairs: Participation in international climate change talks, Morocco

Dept. of Env. Affairs: South Africa participates in COP23 international climate change talks in Bonn, Germany

Dept. of Env. Affairs: Minister Mokonyane welcomes balanced outcome of Katowice climate change talks (COP 24, Poland)

Dept. of Env. Affairs: Research documents - Environment sector - climate change

Dept. of Env. Affairs: National Climate Change Bill published for public comment

LSE/Grantham Research Institute: Climate change laws - South Africa

CDKN: South Africa, Country Report

Adaptation Fund - Building resiliance in the Greater uMngeni Catchment, KwaZulu-Natal

Adaptation Fund - Taking adaptation to the ground - small grants - Limpopo - Northern Cape

Adaptation Fund: Adaptation Story – South Africa, Namaqualand

GIZ: Climate programme to support South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs

WIDER, UNU: Potential impacts of climate change on national water supply in South Africa

Climate and Development: South African water governance

Ecology and Society: Water governance reforms


Environmental Strategy Implementation and Environmental Management Department at the City of Cape Town to develop climate risk narratives

USAID: Building urban resiliance to climate change

Links between Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation and Development in Land Policy and Ecosystem Restoration Projects: Lessons from South Africa

As South Africa’s carbon tax is delayed again what is the story so far?

Carbon Brief Profile: South Africa






NGOs / NROs and experts on Climate Change

Heinrich Böll Foundation South Africa

Environmental Monitoring Group

Ground Work

Indigo Development and Change

Indigo - Livestock Farming under Climate Change Conditions

Indigo - Participartory Adapation Handbook

Indigo - Experimental learning for adaptation

Indigo - Adaptation with a human face

Indigo - Adaptation and beyond

Climate and Energy Justice Campaign

Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute

One Million Climate Jobs

Climate Action Partnership (CAP) - Alliance of South African environmental NGO’s

Climate Theatre - ClimateConscious

NGO Plus on climate change

Fridays for Future - South Africa

Climate Action Partnership

Adaptation Network

Adaptation Network - Development

Adaptation Network - Research

Groundwork: Climate Change

SASSCAL WeatherNet South Africa

WITS: Climate change and global sustainability resources

CSAG UCT: Climate systems analysis group - Research

ERC UCT: Climate change research results - Publications

ERAEnvironment: Paris agreement, commitments too late and too weak

COP 21 and South Africa's impending coal cliff

Africa Check Drought - South Africa

DM: Ambitious plans South African climate change model

Climate Change Handbook South Africa

SAIIA: Climate change, adaptation, drought, agriculture Western Cape

SAIIA: Climate change, drought, water

SANBI - Climate change and agricultureELDIS: South Africa - climate change

AGREKON: Vulnerability to climate change, smallholder farmers in the Eastern Cape

Oxfam: Climate change South Africa

UNU-WIDER: Socioeconomic impacts of energy and climate policies in South Africa

UNU-WIDER: Potentical impacts of climate change on national water supply in South Africa

South Africa - Gender Climate Tracker

Research - biodiversity narratives under a changing climate in Durban

Towards developing a common language for climate change in the City of Cape Town

GIGA: Die Energiepolitik der BRICS im Angesicht des Klimawandels und der Ressourcenverknappung

The influence of atmospheric rivers over the South Atlantic on winter rainfall in South Africa

Agricultural groundwater management strategies and seasonal climate forecasting: perceptions from Mogwadi (Dendron), Limpopo, South Africa

Farm dweller precarity in South Africa's changing agrarian economy and climate

Exploring long-term livelihood and landscape change in two semi-arid sites

AfricaPortal/IFPRI: Southern African agriculture and climate change - South Africa

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