uMgungundlovu Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit
uMngeni Resilience Project 2019
This Toolkit has been developed as part of the uMngeni Resilience Project to help decision makers be proactive rather than reactive in their responses to the impacts of climate change on communities in the uMgungundlovu District Municipality (uMDM).
Climate change adaptation is vital to the development goals of South Africa and the uMDM. Reducing the vulnerability of communities will ultimately lead to more sustained benefits of development work and efforts to reduce poverty.
The Toolkit provides recommendations on how decision makers, traditional authorities and rural communities can adopt new ways of building climate resilient villages and houses. This then allows an opportunity to re-think how rural areas can be planned.
Many of the adaptation strategies proposed in this guideline can give multiple benefits. For example, planting indigenous plants both increases biodiversity and reduces flood risks. It also creates a more liveable neighbourhood.
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