The first 2014 UNESCO-EGU-ESA GIFT Africa workshop on Climate Change and Human Adaptation, hosted by AEON-ESSRI at the NMMU, aimed to explore with secondary level science teachers some of the complex changes of the Southern African environment, in the framework of Global Change and the publication of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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Local Organising Committee
AEON-ESSRI: Prof M. Doucoure (NMMU)/ Prof Marian Tredoux (UFS)
ACCESS: Dr Neville Sweijd
BPI-Palaeontology: Dr Ian McKay (WITS)
University of Namibia: Dr Ben Mapani
UNESCO-EGU Organising Committee
UNESCO: Dr Sarah Gaines (Paris)/Dr Felix Toteu (Nairobi)
EGU: Dr Carlo Laj (Paris)/Ms Jane Robb (Munich)
Workshop Presenters
AEON-ESSRI: Prof M. de Wit – Teaching Iphakade
GEOMAR: Dr Sally Dengg (Kiel, Germany) – Ocean Acidification Experiments
SANBI: Prof Guy Midgley – Southern Africa & Global Climate Change
UKZN: Prof Roland Schulze – Water and Climate Change
INRA: Dr Bernard Seguin (France) – Agriculture and Climate Change
CNRS: Dr Jean-Pierre Gattuso (France) – Ocean Acidification
ACCESS: Dr Carl Palmer – Climate Education Challenges
BPI-Palaeontology: Dr Ian McKay – Fossil Fuels Experiments
EESU/Rhodes: Dr Rob O Donoghue – SA approaches to teaching Climate Change