Stress-testing development pathways under a changing climate: water-energy-food security in the lake Malawi-Shire river system

Research article by Ajay Gajanan Bhave, Declan Conway, Suraje Dessai, David Mkwambisi, Andrew Dougill on 28 Feb 2022

Malawi depends on Lake Malawi outflows into the Shire River for its water, energy and food (WEF) security. The authors of this paper explore future WEF security risks under the combined impacts of climate change and ambitious development pathways for water use expansion.

Can insurance catalyse government planning on climate? Emergent evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Research article by Swenja Surminski, Jon Barnes, Katharine Vincent on 22 Feb 2022

This paper explores how climate risk information produced in the context of insurance-related activities can support public climate adaptation planning. The central contribution is to outline how relevant climate risk information can translate into behaviour change, and the drivers and barriers that influence this in Sub-Saharan Africa.