We offer analysis of ecological and economic impacts of climate change and adaptive measures in terms of resource management and protection, in both terrestrial and marine landscapes (including vulnerability, fisheries risk and bush encroachment). This includes research on ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA), which is linked to much of the work we do. Irrespective of whether climate change is the key focus, many of our projects take the implications of future climate change into account as an important and integral part of our thinking.
The current pressures facing the Greater Mara Ecosystem and the future vulnerability of the system to climate change was assessed in this study commissioned by WWF Kenya. Both the ecological and socio-economic impacts of climate change on this important cultural and conservation area were considered for the vulnerability assessment and the results were used to inform the development of appropriate climate change adaptation interventions
Assessment of the effects of climate change on marine biodiversity in South Africa.
An evaluation of wetland restoration as an ecosystem-based adaptation option for climate change in Namaqualand.
The aim of this study was to make the case for introducing fiscal mechanisms that support rural development objectives by facilitating increased resilience to climate change in rural areas by establishing the impact of climate change on agriculture productivity on rural economies and municipalities, the vulnerability of municipalities to climate change, and to assess and provide recommendations on financial and fiscal policy measures and instruments that can be used to ameliorate the impact of climate change in the rural areas.
The aim of this project was to assess the vulnerability of Namibia’s biodiversity and ecosystems to climate change, the economic implications of climate change‐ascribed wildlife and biodiversity changes, as well as to investigate feasible adaptation options.
Assessment of the likely impacts of climate change on estuaries in southern Africa.
This study assessed the likely impacts of climate change on the ecosystem functioning and fisheries of the Benguela ecosystem, South Africa.