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29 Aug 2017 - 11:30

The Plant Conservation Unit (PCU) would like to congratulate Petra Holden (PCU PhD Candidate) together with colleagues Amanda Bourne (University of Cape Town, UCT), Lorena Pasquini (UCT), Camila I Donatti (Conservation International) and Sarshen Scorgie (Conservation South Africa) who published a chapter titled, 'Strengthening the role of local authorities to support community-based adaptation: The case of South Africa' in the recently published book, 'Enhancing adaptation to climate change in developing countries through community-based adaptation'.

In the Chapter, the authors, 'discuss indicators that could be used to assess main-streaming of adaptation in local authority planning, institutions and personnel development in order to improve the capacity of these authorities to implement effective adaptation options for local communities'.

Full citation: Bourne A, Pasquini L, Donatti CI, Holden P, and Scorgie S, 2017. Strengthening the role of local authorities to support community – based adaptation: The case of South Africa. In: (Eds) Atela J, Huq S, Ochieng C, Orindi V, Owiyo, T. Enhancing Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries Through Community-Based Adaptation. African Centre for Technology Studies. 

The book can be ordered online via the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) website or through an email request sent to M.Muthoni@acts-net.org  and copied to j.atela@acts-net.org.

Congrats to Petra and colleagues on this fantastic publication.