About the Project "African Climate Voices"

Introduction

The non-governmental organisation Information Centre on Southern African Countries in Bonn, Germany (Informationsstelle Südliches Afrika (issa) e.V. in Bonn, Germany) offers a broad variety of information on climate change in SADC-Countries. This electronic information platform was prepared in the context of the UN-Conferences on Climate Change. COP 22 in Marrakesch (Marocco) took place from 07.-18.11.2016. It was the follow-up conference of COP 21 in Paris.

"African Climate Voices" is of interest for climate and environmental activists, development organisations and groups which focus on fair trade issues. Researchers and political decision makers working on African countries will find many useful information, too.

This website informs about:

  • Climate policies, climate legislation, environmental laws, national adaptation strategies and their implementation in all SADC-countries

  • Research conducted by university departments, research centres and institutes in SADC-Countries

  • Studies by development and environmental organisations in the region

  • Reports published by international and European organisations

  • Articles written by local journalists, young bloggers and students

  • You can listen to, read about and watch many different African climate voices!

  • Connect with us via the innovative "Post Your Climate Change Story"-Function!

Our focus on Southern Africa:

This information platform concentrates on the SADC member states: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Namibia, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho, Angola, DR Congo, Tanzania, Madagascar and Seychelles. These countries are already confronted with the effects of climate change. On the one hand people have to cope with very heavy rains and floods. On the other hand their livelihoods are limited by intensified droughts. These influence their agricultural and other economic activities negatively. In addition, access to clean water is limited in rural and urban areas.

 

Our aims and visions:

  • Documentation of climate policies, research results and reports on climate change published by institutions, research centres and non-governmental organisations in SADC-countries

  • Presentation of acticles written by journalists in Southern African countries

  • Links to selected reports by international institutes and development organisations based in Europe or on other continents

  • Broadening the knowledge on climate change and its effects through exchange and learning from each other on various levels

Our topics:

  • Climate laws, policies and national action plans, adaptation strategies, mitigation

  • Canges of biodiversity, soil fertility, grazing areas, forests, water quality

  • Changing living conditions and livelihoods in rural and urban areas Renewable energies, sustainable technology

  • Gender, youth, migration, health Climate and environmental activism