The Accelerate Hub, an interdisciplinary research collaboration between the Universities of Cape Town and Oxford, invite you to join us for the first seminar in a new series: Safeguarding early life transitions from future crises: Theories and evidence.

Our first seminar will be on September 1 at 12:30pm with Christopher Trisos, Senior Research at the African Climate and Development Initiative.

About the Seminar:

Observed and future societal impacts of climate change in Africa.

This talk will present a synthesis of recent research on climate change impacts on health, food systems, education, and economies. It will cover impacts already attributed to anthropogenic climate change, as well as what is projected depending on future greenhouse gas emissions pathways and future adaptation to climate change. The talk will present findings from the most recent IPCC reports, as well as research still in development.


Christopher Trisos directs the Climate Risk Lab at the African Climate and Development Initiative. The lab integrates data and methods from environmental and social sciences to better understand risks from climate change and help inform rapid, just and equitable responses. Dr. Trisos was a Coordinating Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report, responsible for the Africa Chapter of Working Group II on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. He was also a member of the Core Writing Team of the IPCC Synthesis Report. For more information see:

 1 September 2023
 12:30 - 14:00 SAST
  CSSR Seminar Room (4.29 Leslie Social Sciences, UCT) or Online (MS Teams)

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