The “Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa” will focus on “fostering African resilience and capacity to adapt”, meaning that it serve the purpose of showcasing experiences from research, field projects and best practice in climate change adaptation in African countries, which may be useful or implemented in other countries in the continent.
If there is something positive about climate change it is that it challenges our habitual thinking and our tendency to view the world in bits and pieces rather than seeing it as one unity.
Migrants and Syrian refugees have become the new 'stranded polar bear' of climate change imagery. But most such impacts will seldom be so dramatic or camera-ready.
Global attention is understandably focused on Syrian refugees, but the migration crisis in Europe is part of a bigger trend that climate and social scientists have been warning about for years.
As I looked in on my own children sleeping safely last Thursday night before I went to bed, I did so with added poignancy as I reflected that this was something Abdullah Kurdi was not able to do.
A little known fact of the war in Syria is that it started at the end of the worst drought in Syrian history, a biblical drought which forced over 1 million farmers into the cities. Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas L.
The United Nations, which is trying to help resolve the widespread shortage of water in the developing world, is faced with a growing new problem: the use of water as a weapon of war in ongoing conflicts.
Every year, the Global Futures Forum (GFF) provides a platform to engage in strategic-level dialogue and research to better understand and anticipate transnational threats.
John Light: What’s been going on with Syria’s water resources over the past several years?
The planes from Johannesburg to Mozambique's airports of Maputo, Tete and Pemba are full of business people these days.