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  • Joubert, A; Archer van Garderen, E; Cull, T; Davis, C; Engelbrecht, F; Landman, W; Vincent, K (2012-03)
    Climate change information is difficult to communicate beyond the scientific community, due to its inherent uncertainty and complexity, yet at the same time end users need access to the information in a format that is ...
  • Davis, C (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), 2010-04)
    In many countries, decision-makers are seeking information from a wide range of disciplines on the potential impacts of climate change on environmental and socio-economic systems. This handbook is designed to present future ...
  • Davis, C (CSIR, 2011-11)
    The Climate Risk and Vulnerability Handbook for Southern Africa was conceived and designed with the intent to provide decision-makers with up to date information, appropriate for country planning, on the impacts and risks ...
  • Davis, C (CSIR, 2013-10)
    The USAID-funded project presented here was designed to build capacity among the SADC member states in understanding information on climate impact and risk in the context of early-warning strategies and planning. The ...
  • Cull, T; Vincent, K; Davis, C; Archer van Garderen, E (CSIR, 2011-11)
    This chapter is concerned with how we can respond to climate change in order to reduce its adverse impacts. Following international practice, these responses can broadly be grouped into mitigation (reduction in the causes ...
  • Davis, C; Stevens, N; Archer van Garderen, Emma RM; Sinden, L-A; Nkambule, C (CSIR, 2010-09-01)
    Understanding climatic changes and their possible impacts on society is essential in critical sectors in South Africa in order to improve strategic adaptation responses. The study presented here, based in the Kruger to ...
  • Naidoo, Sasha; Davis, C; Archer van Garderen, Emma RM (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Rome, 2013-09)
    This paper provides an analysis of the implications of climate change for forests and rangelands in southern Africa. The extent of the resources and their economic and social functions and drivers of change is outlined. ...
  • Tadross, M; Davis, C; Engelbrecht, F; Joubert, A; Archer van Garderen, E (CSIR., 2011-11)
    In this chapter, the authors provide projections of regional climate change so that decision-makers can better understand the nature of the projected changes, and how to take this into account when formulating and implementing ...
  • Vincent, K; Cull, T; Davis, C; Archer van Garderen, E (CSIR, 2011-11)
    In this chapter, the terms hazard exposure, sensitivity (or biophysical vulnerability), adaptive capacity (or its opposite - social vulnerability) and risk are introduced (see Box 4.1 for key definitions). Whether or not ...
  • Archer van Garderen, Emma RM; Engelbrecht, F; Landman, W; Le Roux, Alize; Van Huyssteen, E; Fatti, C; Vogel, C; Akoon, I; Maserumule, R; Colvin, C; Le Maitre, David C; Lotter, D; Olwoch, J; Wright, C; Meyer, AA; Theron, A; Diedericks, G; Maherry, A; Rossouw, M; Midgley, G; Davis, C; Stevens, N; Sinden, L-A; Warburton, M; Nkambule, C (Department of Science and Technology, 2010-04)
    The South African Risk and Vulnerability Atlas was conceived and designed with the intent of providing up to date information for key sectors to support strategy development in the areas of risk and vulnerability. This ...
  • Davis, C; Joubert, A (CSIR, 2011-11)
    Southern Africa is a predominantly semi-arid region with high rainfall variability, characterised by frequent droughts and floods. It is also widely recognised as one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change because ...