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Climate Adaptation in Africa

This course explores why climate change adaptation is important in the African context. Africa is considered one to be one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change. Historically, climate-related hazards such as drought, flooding, pest and disease outbreaks, coastal storms and heat waves have had devastating impacts on people and the environment in which they live. Often the damage knocks back progress that has been made in social and economic development, slowing down the achievement of development goals. Climate models suggest that many of these climatic hazards will intensify as the global climate warms. Building resilience to climate risks, through adaptation, is critically important for future development in Africa. The course will examine adaptation in theory and in practice, through a focus on four sectors that are critically important for climate resilient development in Africa: Water Security, Agriculture and Food Security, Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services and Resilient Cities.

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Rating 4.5 based on 2 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 3-4 hours of study/week
Starts Aug 12 (last week)
Cost $39
From University of Cape Town via Coursera
Instructor Mark New
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Engineering Science
Tags Social Sciences Governance And Society Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability

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University of Cape Town

Rating 4.5 based on 2 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 3-4 hours of study/week
Starts Aug 12 (last week)
Cost $39
From University of Cape Town via Coursera
Instructor Mark New
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Engineering Science
Tags Social Sciences Governance And Society Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability

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