Climate change is a cross-university strategic priority area, with expertise situated over twenty departments and research centres, and coordinated by the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI – www.acdi.uct.ac.za). Areas of particular strength at UCT include (i) physical climate science, (ii) vulnerability, impacts and adaptation, and (iii) mitigation. The Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG – www.csag.uct.ac.za) is the lead centre at UCT for physical atmospheric climate science, climate scenarios and climate services. The Energy Research Centre (ERC - www.erc.uct.ac.za) is a multi-disciplinary centre, housed in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, which focuses on Energy Efficiency, Energy & Climate Change, and Energy Poverty & Development. Other centres and departments working on climate change can found listed at www.acdi.uct.ac.za.
Specific topics for these fellowships and bursaries are listed below.
Regional Climate Change and Variability in Africa
- Climate Services/Information for Climate Adaptation, Risk Management and Policy
- Climate Change Adaptation, with a focus on ecosystem-based and community-based adaptation approaches
- Emerging Climate Risk, Thresholds and Agriculture in Africa
Climate Change and Bio-Economy
To apply please follow instructions in the further particulars, which can be found at: