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Author Mutanga, Shingirirai Savious
Title Africa in a Changing Global Environment : Perspectives of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in Africa
Imprint Pretoria : Africa Institute of South Africa, 2013
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Note Cover -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- About the editors -- About the contributors -- Abbreviations and Acronyms -- CHAPTER 1 - Introduction -- GLOBAL CHANGE WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF CLIMATE -- CLIMATE CHANGE IN AFRICA: CRITICAL ISSUES -- OUTLINE OF THIS BOOK -- NOTES AND REFERENCES -- PART I - Evidence of climate change and its effects on the continent -- CHAPTER 2 - Climate change and water degradation. Challenges for sustaining human security in the Lake Chad Basin -- INTRODUCTION -- CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATER DEGRADATION IN LAKE CHAD -- CAUSES OF DECREASED WATER FLOW INTO LAKE CHAD -- DECREASED WATER FLOW INTO LAKE CHAD: IMPACT ON HUMAN SECURITY -- LCBC TRANS-BORDER WATER MANAGEMENT POLICIES: ATTEMPTS AT ADDRESSING THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE RIPARIAN POPULATION -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES AND REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 3 - Rainfall variability and crop production.The maze climate change brought to rain-fed agriculture -- INTRODUCTION -- NZHELELE VALLEY CASE STUDY -- RAINFALL VARIABILITY -- RAINFALL VARIABILITY AND MAIZE PRODUCTION -- FONDWE RAINFALL VARIATION AND MAIZE PRODUCTION -- MANDALA RAINFALL VARIATION AND MAIZE PRODUCTION -- TSHAVHALOVHEDZI - MPHAILA RAINFALL VARIATION AND PRODUCTION -- RABALI RAINFALL VARIATION AND PRODUCTION -- TSHISWENDA RAINFALL VARIATION AND PRODUCTION -- TSHITUNI RAINFALL VARIATION AND MAIZE PRODUCTION -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES AND REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 4 - Maize Innovation for climate change adaptation. Evidence from rural Nigeria -- INTRODUCTION -- DTM INNOVATION IN NIGERIA -- CASE STUDY OF BORNO STATE: NORTH-EAST NIGERIA -- ANALYTICAL APPROACHES APPLIED IN THE CASE STUDY -- DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS BASED ON A SURVEY IN BORNO STATE -- ADOPTERS' PERCEPTION OF THE BENEFITS OF DTM -- DETERMINANTS OF DTM ADOPTION -- CONSTRAINTS TO ADOPTION OF DTM -- CONCLUSION -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
NOTES AND REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 5 - Application of traditional knowledge in predicting and adapting to climate. Indicators of change and coping strategies for rural communities in the central rift valley of Ethiopia -- INTRODUCTION -- ACCESS TO CLIMATE INFORMATION: TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND INDICATORS -- BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE STUDY AREA -- INDICATORS OF CHANGE AND COPING STRATEGIES -- CHALLENGES IN THE USE OF TRADITIONAL INDICATORS -- SOCIAL LEARNING, INFORMATION NETWORK AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE -- TRADITIONAL COPING MECHANISMS -- CONCLUSION -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- NOTES AND REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 6 - Climate change adaptation through sound land use planning. While the world ticks, Ethiopia lags -- INTRODUCTION -- INNOVATIVE URBAN PLANNING APPROACHES TO CLIMATE CHANGE -- BUILDING RESILIENCE AND ADAPTIVE CAPACITY THROUGH SOUND LAND USE PLANNING: THE CHALLENGE -- THE INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND URBAN PLANNING IN ETHIOPIA -- ETHIOPIA'S DELPHI CASE STUDY -- CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION PREPAREDNESS OF ETHIOPIAN CITIES -- CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF ETHIOPIAN CITIES' RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE -- CONCLUSION -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- NOTES AND REFERENCES -- PART II - Green and low carbon economy opportunities for Africa -- CHAPTER 7 - Embracing the green economy. The concept and concerns -- INTRODUCTION -- DEFINING THE GREEN ECONOMY -- INTERPRETATIONS OF THE GREEN ECONOMY -- GREEN ECONOMY IN THE CONTEXT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT -- THE GREEN ECONOMY IN THE CONTEXT OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES -- MAJOR DRIVERS OF A GREEN ECONOMY -- BENEFITS OF THE GREEN ECONOMY -- POLICY CONCERNS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES AND REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 8 - The implications of a transition to a green economy in the African context -- INTRODUCTION -- SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REALITIES IN AFRICA -- THE CONTESTED AIMS OF THE GREEN ECONOMY
THE GREEN ECONOMY AND JOB CREATION -- GREEN ECONOMY AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE -- THE GREEN ECONOMY AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION -- EXAMPLES OF GREEN ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES -- IMPLICATIONS OF A TRANSITION TO A GREEN ECONOMY IN AFRICA -- CROSS-SECTOR COLLABORATION AND DELIBERATION -- UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF SUBSIDIES IN AFRICA VERSUS THE USE OF MARKET INSTRUMENTS -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES AND REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 9 - Exploring the challenges and opportunities for low carbon climate resilient development in Africa -- INTRODUCTION -- CHALLENGES FOR LOW CARBON DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA -- OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOW CARBON DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA -- THE LINK BETWEEN LCD AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES AND REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 10 - Cities as green economy drivers. Making a case for green cities in South Africa -- INTRODUCTION -- THE PROBLEM OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN CITY -- CITIES AS GREEN ECONOMY DRIVERS -- GREEN ECONOMY POLICIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN CITIES -- STRATEGIC SECTORS FOR GREENING SOUTH AFRICAN CITIES -- CHALLENGES TO THE GREEN CITIES AGENDA -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES AND REFERENCES -- PART III - Renewable energy solutions to Africa's energy challenges -- CHAPTER 11 - The development and diffusion of biofuels as an adaptation strategy in Zimbabwe -- INTRODUCTION -- HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF BIOFUELS IN ZIMBABWE -- JATROPHA IN ZIMBABWE -- VALUE CHAIN STAKEHOLDERS AND THEIR ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND DIFFUSION OF BIOFUELS -- TECHNICAL SIDE OF BIOFUELS -- ROLE OF INSTITUTIONS IN THE DIFFUSION AND DEVELOPMENT OF BIOFUELS -- ACTORS IN KNOWLEDGE CREATION -- GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES AS PLAYERS IN THE DIFFUSION PROCESS -- BIOFUEL INVESTMENT IN ZIMBABWE -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES AND REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 12 - Defining parameters for sustainable hydropower generation in the light of climate change. A case study of Zambia's Kafue Flats -- INTRODUCTION
HYDROPOWER AS AN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SYSTEM -- SYSTEMS THINKING: SYSTEMS DYNAMICS -- SYSTEMS DYNAMICS IN THE CONTEXT OF HYDROPOWER GENERATION -- KAFUE CASE STUDY -- PARAMETERS FOR HYDROPOWER GENERATION -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES AND REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 13 - Conclusion -- Back cover
Africa is one continent severely affected by the ravaging effects of global environmental change yet it is least responsible for this. The continentís rural and urban poor are particularly vulnerable to reduced agricultural production, worsening food security, increased incidence of both flooding and drought, spreading of disease and heightening risk of conflict over scarce land and water resources. As such this timely book consisting of chapters authored by scholars from multi-disciplinary backgrounds provides the reader a variety of contexts from which to understand the impacts of global environmental change and how a effected African communities are adapting and mitigating this scourge. In addition it discusses different models for mitigation and adaptation applicable to local contexts
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Subject Cognitive neuroscience.;Human information processing.;Perception.;Senses and sensation.;Learning -- Physiological aspects
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