South Africa

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Areal view on Johannesburg, South Africa.
Depending on where we live, we may feel too cold in winter, and too hot in summer. As we’re writing this in late January 2023 many southern Africans are probably feeling very hot and fatigued; a prolonged regional heatwave began around 9 January.
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Kayalitsha, South Africa
Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni city leaders engaged local residents in a citizen science campaign to map exactly which neighborhoods face the brunt of rising temperatures. The study shows how heat relates to historical legacies and future challenges.
World Bank, the
People crossing a flood river in Durban floods, South Africa (2022)
A new study published by Arup has revealed the “sponginess”, or natural ability to absorb rainwater, of five cities’ urban centres across Africa. This comes as leaders at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh turn their attention to Water Day.
Arup International Development

DRR Community in South Africa

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Sendai Framework Focal Point

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National Platform

South Africa National Platform

National policies and plans


The National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (NCCAS) of South Africa provides a common vision of climate change adaptation and climate resilience for the country and outlines priority areas for achieving this vision. The NCCAS is an important step

Department of Environmental Affairs

The National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (NCCAS) provides a common vision of climate change adaptation and resilience for the country, and outlines priority areas for achieving this vision.

The NCCAS is an important step forward for South Africa

Department of Environmental Affairs

The national disaster management framework comprises four key performance areas (KPAs) and three supportive enablers required to achieve the objectives set out in the KPAs. The KPAs and enablers are informed by specified objectives and, as required by the

South Africa - government

Risk and governance profile(s)

Cover of the publication: woman positioning a ladder
The climate risk profiles facilitate upstream country diagnostics, policy dialogue, and strategic planning by providing overviews of trends and projected changes in key climate parameters, implications, policies and programs, and adaptation priorities.
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This G20 Climate Risk Atlas factsheets sheds light on the risks faced by South Africa. The G20 Climate Risk Atlas is the contribution of the CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change to ensure attentive and well-informed climate action
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici