Climate research: SASSCAL gets €10 million from Germany

The South Africa-based Scientific Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL) has recently received €10 million in funding from Germany.

 

According to SASSCAL, the grant will be used to support research on the effects of climate change in southern African countries.

 

The funds will finance research and capacity building projects in the domain of climate change to be carried out in southern African countries.

 

Research on climate-related issues will provide decision makers with the information they need to develop climate change adaptation policies, SASSCAL said in a statement.

 

SASSCAL is a joint initiative between Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Germany in response to the challenges of global change.

The sub-regional research center has over 500 members from 80 non-governmental and governmental academic institutions.

Under the first phase of SASSCAL launched in 2012, a total of €23.8 million were made available to support 88 research projects focused on five themes: climate, water, forestry agriculture, and biodiversity. The research projects were designed to integrate research and capacity development.

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