South Africa

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Progress has been made since 2015 on a global scale in terms of increasing access to water of an acceptable quality and to sanitation services. But 2 billion people still lack safely managed drinking water.
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Weather records are being filled by what seems at first glance an unlikely source: a massive project to photograph and transcribe daily registers kept by the Vereenigde Oost Indische Compagnie (VOC), or Dutch East India Company, between 1651 and 1795.
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Aerial view of the Durban city coast
In April there was massive flooding in Durban. Durban was somewhat ahead of the curve when it comes to climate action, largely due to some forward thinking members of the city’s climate adaptation team.
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National Platform

South Africa National Platform

National policies and plans

2019

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
2018

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
2005

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
2021
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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2021
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