Rural communities part of climate solution

As world leaders attempt to plot the way forward at Cop27, Claude Kabemba, director at Southern Africa Resource Watch, has urged governments and civil society to join hands with rural communities for finding solutions to climate change.Rural African communities are among the most vulnerable people in the world to climate...

Climate Justice in Southern Africa

This paper discusses climate change and climate justice in Southern Africa through human rights and social justice lenses. It draws on substantial evidence showing the region’s exposure to extreme climate-related events such as floods, droughts and cyclones as well as unprecedented rainfall and temperature variations. It uses some cases from...

Neo-Colonial Economies And Ecologies, Smallholder Farmers And Multiple Shocks

As the world continues to battle with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and we edge towards a “new normal”, the ACB embarked on research to examine the nature of shocks striking the African continent. These shocks are categorised by the climate crisis and ecological collapse, converging with economic and...

How a Climate Smart COVID-19 Recovery Could Lead to a More Resilient Africa

The continent is already working to bring 400 million people out of poverty and 200 million out of hunger. The financial downturn will delay this. Early estimates suggest that Africa is likely to face at least US$500 billion in economic costs this year as a result of the coronavirus. COVID-19 may also have parked the discussion...