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UNFCCC side event at COP 17: Updates from climate change science - Special focus Africa 

 2 December 2011, Durban, South Africa

Scientists and experts from international and regional research programmes and organizations presented latest information from climate change research, especially from Africa.
Chair: Mr. Carlos Fuller, Belize 

pdf-icon Agenda (119 kB)


UNFCCC secretariat (by Ms. Rocio Lichte)

pdf-icon  Opening remarks (138 kB)

Dr. Richard Jones, Manager Regional Predictions, Met Office Hadley Center, UK 

pdf-icon Climate variability and forecasting, and downscaling climate projections in Africa (1501 kB)  

Prof. Mary Scholes, School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. In collaboration with the IGAC (Debits) programmes of the IGBP as well as ABC Africa.

pdf-icon Impacts of acidific deposition in Tropical Africa on ecosystem function (3030 kB)  

Dr. Saidu O. Oseni, Acting Head, Department of Animal Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and START's African Climate Change Fellowship Programme (ACCFP) Post-Doctoral Fellow, Egerton University, Kenya 

Adaptation to extreme climate variability in pastoral systems in arid Kenya 

Mrs. Mzime Ndebele-Murisa, Doctoral Research Fellow under the African Climate Change Fellowship Programme (ACCFP), Zimbabwe

pdf-icon Modelling fish production in Lake Kariba to assess impacts of climate change: A case study on the vulnerability of fish stocks  (1116 kB)