Over the years CSAG has been involved in a large number of research projects. A selection of completed projects are listed below, according to the year in which they were completed:

Pojects completed in 2020:

The Development of a National Climate Change Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Framework

Projects completed in 2019:

ASSAR: Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions

Seamless Forecasting of Rainfall and Temperature for Adaptation of Farming Practices to Climate Variability

Co-exploring Climate Risks

Projects completed in 2018:

Defining South Africa’s Climate Change Adaptation Research Agenda

Assessing Sustainability and Effectiveness of Climate Information Services (CIS) in Africa

Improving Methods for Communicating Climatic Uncertainties to Aid Decision-Making

African Water Adaptation through Knowledge Empowerment (AWAKE) Project

Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS): Advancing Climate-Resilient Development

Feasibility of a Climate Change Spatial Risk and Vulnerability Study for the Western Cape

Development of City-Region Knowledge Base and Practitioner Network In Support Of Climate Risk Narrative Co-Production

“Telling Stories With Data”

Seasonal Hydrological Forecasting in South Africa

Representing variability in local response types to synoptic states within a stochastic weather generator

LUC4C: Land use change: assessing the net climate forcing, and options for climate change mitigation and adaptation

2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report (Part 2: The Impact of Climate on Food Security and Nutrition)

Projects completed in 2017:

Preparation of Vulnerability Assessments and Adaptation to the Effects of Climate Change for Botswana’s Third National Communication (TNC) Report – Crops Sector

Wind Atlas for South Africa (WASA) Phase 2

Support the Review of Provincial Climate Change Response Strategies and the Development of Action Plans

Developing a Common Language for Climate Change and Development in the City Of Cape Town

Identification of Climate Regions and Provision of Historical Climate Trends and Future Climate Projections

Managing limits in skill for seasonal climate forecasting

Development of Climate Change Country Profiles for 25 African Countries

Southern Africa Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (SAAMIIP-2)

Crop-livestock intensification in the face of climate change (CLIP-2)

Urban ARK

Integrated use of seasonal forecast for community preparedness to climate variability

Projects completed in 2016:

Chapter 3 of South Africa’s Third National Communication

Analysis of Observed Trends and Projections for Selected Climate Parameters in Quirimbas National Park and Primeiras and Segundas

Updated Projections for the City of Cape Town

IDRC Communities of Practice

Rainwater Harvesting Toolkit

Adaptive Interventions in Agriculture to Reduce Vulnerability of Different Farming Systems to Climate Change in South Africa

Projected changes in extreme rainfall over South Africa

Projects completed in 2015:

Fynbos Fire

Exploration of attribution for extreme agricultural events in Limpopo

Projected changes in extreme rainfall over South Africa

Scientific Capacity Development (SCD) study – FCFA Applied Research Fund

ClimAfrica – Climate change predictions in Sub-Saharan Africa: impacts and adaptations

Projects completed in 2014:

Household Vulnerability to Disasters

Crop-livestock intensification in the face of climate change (CLIP-1)

Southern Africa Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (SAAMIIP-1)

Strengthening Evidence-Based Climate Change Adaptation Policies (SECCAP) Project

Wild Coast Living Laboratory (WCLL)

Visualising climate information

Coastal adaptation decision making in Cape Town

Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) Pilot Case studies

Downscaled Climate Modeling for local authorities (and water basins) in Southern Africa

Climate Science input into Municipal Climate Adaptation Plans 2

Projects completed in 2013:

Berg River Municipal Workshops as part of the Western Cape Government Municipal adaptation support programme

West African Vulnerability Assessment

Malawi Department for Climate Change and Meteorological Services (DCCMS) Capacity Building Project

Climate Change Vulnerability Modelling, Indices Development and Downscaling Refinement in Malawi

Linking stakeholders with integrated climate change data

Wind Atlas for South Africa (WASA) Phase 1

Climate Science input into Municipal Climate Adaptation Plans 1

Projects completed in 2012:

Improving Seasonal Forecast Information for Managing On-farm Decisions

Agriculture transforming to adapt to climate change: Peanut industry expansion in the Northern Territory as a blueprint

Historical extreme rainfall changes over South Africa

Climate reports for the DFID Strategic Programme Review

Modelling Scenarios Study to support Eskom’s Climate change Vulnerability and Adaptation case studies

Climate trends and projections for the Eastern Africa region

Projects completed in 2011:

Managing Climate Risk to Agriculture and Water Resources in South Africa

Climate Risk Capacity Building in the SADC region

South African electricity utility (ESKOM) – Climate change and generation