Adaptation CountryFile: Zambia

Welcome to (another) new feature – Adaptation Countryfile. Every so often we’ll take a break from the international adaptation circus and get stuck into national and even local level adaptation on the ground. How does climate change affect developing countries in reality? We’ll ask the same questions (who wins and loses, where does the money go,…

Ownership vs. Urgency – An Adaptation Dilemma

How can we balance the need for urgent climate adaptation measures while ensuring that those affected have a say in their own future? The threat of climate change to Sub Saharan Africa, even in the short-term is serious. Putting the terrifying figures of a 2-4 degree rise in temperature aside, the impacts of a changing…

Good Adaptation Begins at Home …

Across Europe this month, heavy flooding has hit Italy, France and the UK.  While significant parts of Somerset, England are under water, hard questions have been asked about Britain’s ability to respond to crisis, and its ability to reduce the risk of such disasters in the future. If we can ask these questions of our own…