Outlook Earth - It's Time for Africa

Main focus of this "Outlook Earth" edition are the German-African initiatives to set up the climate competence centres WASCAL and SASSCAL as well as the project “The Future Okavango”, which is part of the funding measure “Sustainable Land Management. “Outlook Earth” is published as a print supplement for the German media magazine “journalist”.
Mediatheksbild - mit dem Titel Outlook Earth - It"s Time for Africa (Fotolia)
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“Outlook Earth” introduces information on BMBF-funded “Global Change Research” and offers contacts as a starting point for future research. Feel free to use texts and graphics for your own reports provided the source is stated as “Outlook Earth”.

Access the English electronic version of "Outlook Earth - It's time for Africa" here: download as pdf

Access the German electronic version "Perspektive Erde - It's time for Africa" here: download as pdf

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