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Title: Climate change and desertification in South Africa – science and response
Authors: Archer, ERM
Tadross, MA
Keywords: Climate change
Land degradation
South African climate change
South African desertification
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Archer, ERM and Tadross, MA. 2009. Climate change and desertification in South Africa – science and response. African Journal of Range & Forage Science, vol. 26(2), pp 127-131
Series/Report no.: Workflow;8097
Abstract: Despite significant attention paid to desertification and climate change in the last few decades, interactions between the phenomena, as well as implications thereof, have received less of a focus. Such a trend is particularly marked in the science–policy arena, at multiple scales. Reynolds et al. (2007) observe, for example, the lack of a focused international science programme in desertification – a gap that may compound the problem. This article seeks to unpack two-way interactions between climate change and desertification, using selected case studies from the South and southern African, and global, contexts. It considers emerging approaches to responding to climate change in the context of desertification, emphasising the need for improved integrated biophysical and social science approaches, a focus on multiple synergies and cross-sectoral strategies, and the need for improved communication across the science–policy divide.
Description: Copyright: 2009 Taylor and Francis. This is the post-print version of the work. The definitive version is published in African Journal of Range & Forage Science, vol. 26(2), pp 127-131
URI: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.2989/AJRF.2009.26.3.3.948
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5586
ISSN: 1022-0119
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