The journal Nature recently highlighted an article authored by Ademola Adenle, James Ford, John Morton, et al. in their latest issue. The article, Managing Climate Change Risks in Africa – A Global Perspective, distills global adaptation to climate change in Africa to four major factors: insufficient climate data, scattered responses, narrow policies, and insufficient finances.
Dylan Clark recently presented at the Northern, Rural, and Remote Health conference in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. The conference was affiliated with the Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health, and was a forum for knowledge sharing among the Indigenous populations, Northerners, healthcare professionals, and researchers in attendance. Dylan and Taha Tabish, of Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre, gave a presentation on their ongoing research into the use of UAVs (drones) for search and rescue and hazard identification in Arctic communities. Dylan will be traveling to Iqaluit at the end of October to conduct additional testing.
Congratulations to Camila for recently securing an IDRC Doctoral Research Award for her upcoming fieldwork in Lima, Peru. She will be examining urban adaptive capacity to climate change threats to water security, using Lima as a case study. Her work will take place in two phases. First, she will conduct a city level qualitative characterization of residents’ adaptive capacity. Second, she will undertake a quantitative comparison of adaptive capacity and behavior of residents in six different neighborhoods. Camila looks forward to tackling this work starting in 2018.
Lab member Nathan recently wrote about lessons learned and ideas brainstormed during the Rovaniemi-Finland Conference. Held in late August, the theme of the conference was Arctic Change – Global Challenge: Workshop for Emerging Leaders.
Click here to read Nathan’s conference reflections published in the German Marshall Fund.