|| Africa is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change, and some parts of it are considered as climate hot spots due to the extent of the problems it causes. It is believed that climate change is one of the major challenges African countries have to face at present. The environmental, social and economic impacts of climate change on the African continent have been significantly impairing agriculture (leading among other things to food insecurity), water security and human health, among other areas. The impacts of climate change are also known to constraint economic growth and the development prospects of many African nations.
A trend seen in the international scientific climate change debate and discourse, is the fact that the documentation and reflection of experiences and studies from Africa, is still rather limited, especially when compared with those from industrialized countries. Also, African researchers- especially the new generation of professionals being trained at PhD level right now- seldom have the opportunity to share their research and insights with an international audience.
The "African Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation: learning, sharing and advancing efforts to promote climate change adaptation in Africa" will address the above shortcomings, by offering a platform via which African experiences on climate change adaptation may documented and promoted, both within Africa and elsewhere. The publication, which will be fully peer-reviewed by a panel of editors and reviewers, is coordinated by the International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIPR), in partnership with a set of African organisations active in the field of climate change. The "African Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation: learning, sharing and advancing efforts to promote climate change adaptation in
Africa" will be published as part of the "Climate Change Management Series" with Springer, which is the world´s leading peer-reviewed book series on climate change adaptation.
Details on the next publication from the series, the "Handbook of Climate Change
Resilience" with over 200 authors, can be seen at: https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319933351.
Contributions from senior researchers, lecturers, representatives from well established NGOs, UN organisations, international agencies, donors and from enterprises working on matters related to climate change adaptation from across the African continent, are all welcome.