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Tropical cyclones in Southern Africa, also known as hurricanes or typhoons in other regions of the world, is a hot subject for academic research. This focus has been magnified by the need to consider tropical cyclones in the context of other global development agendas, that includes the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its inseparable 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Agreement, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Habitat III's New Urban Agenda. The ambitious SDGs challenge global and community leaders to make sure development addresses the nexus among poverty, inequality and employment creation, as well as care for the earth and its natural resources and biodiversity. The SDGs further present an agenda to eradicate hunger, bring quality education and sustain water and sanitation. The infrastructure development, human settlements, sustainable consumption and production, climate change, biodiversity and the ocean (blue) economy agendas are also pitched. Lastly, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages partnerships on delivering various programmes and projects at all spatial levels. However, as tropical cyclones continue to make multiple landfalls and ravage Southern Africa and other parts of the world, the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is threatened. To this end, this book addresses this gap by documenting the implications of tropical cyclones, drawing examples and case studies from recent tropical cyclones such as cyclone Idai and cyclone Kenneth that resulted in catastrophic impacts in 2019. The book comes as part of a series with three volumes. The other volumes include "Cyclones in Southern Africa Vol. 1: Interfacing the Catastrophic Impact of Cyclone Idai with SDGs in Zimbabwe" and "Cyclones in Southern Africa Vol 2: Foundational and Fundamental Topics". Given the foregoing, the book is suitable as a read for several professionals and disciplines such as tourism and hospitality studies, economics, sustainable development, development studies, environmental sciences, arts, geography, life sciences, politics, planning and public health.


Godwell Nhamo is a Full Professor and Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change at the University of South Africa (UNISA). He is a National Research Foundation (NRF) C-Rated researcher in the fields of Climate Change and Governance, Green Economy and Sustainable Development. He holds a PhD from Rhodes University (South Africa), an MSc from the University of Botswana and a BSc Honours from the University of Zimbabwe.

David Chikodzi is a Post-doctoral fellow in the Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change at the University of South Africa. He holds a PhD in Geography and Environment Science from the University of the Western Cape (South Africa). He also holds a Masters' degree in Environmental Policy and Planning, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Geography from the University of Zimbabwe.

Part1. Introduction and background.- Chapter1. Linking the impacts of tropical cyclones to the Sustainable Development Goals.- Part2. A Focus on Agriculture and Public Health.- Chapter2. Impacts of tropical cyclone Idai on cash crops agriculture in Zimbabwe.- Chapter3. A comparative study of flooding on food security of urban and rural households in Blantyre City and Chikwawa, Malawi.- Chapter4. Assessment of Cyclone Idai floods on local food systems and disaster management responses in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.- Chapter5. Impacts of Tropical Cyclones Idai and Kenneth on Public Health in Southern Africa.- Chapter6. Perspectives on safeguarding children in sustainable disaster mitigation in Zimbabwe.- Part3. Education, Water and Sanitation and Livelihoods.- Chapter7. Impacts of cyclone Idai and the road to recovery in education systems in Zimbabwe.- Chapter8. The Water Sanitation and Hygiene Perspective in Response to Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe.- Chapter9. Struggles of Cyclone Idai floods survivors inhabiting spaces of vulnerability and reconstructing their fractured livelihoods.- Chapter10. The Reconstruction of Livelihoods by Survivors of Cyclone Idai in the Chimanimani District of Zimbabwe.- Part4. A Focus on Infrastructure and Settlement.- Chapter11. Planning for climate and cyclone resilient transport infrastructures in southern Africa: Lessons from Zimbabwe.- Chapter12. Impacts of Cyclone Idai on Human Settlements in Zimbabwe.- Chapter13. Social and physical vulnerability of settlements to hydro-climatic induced disasters: Lessons from Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe.- Part5. Natural Resources, Oceans, Tourism and Other Losses.- Chapter14. The Impact of Cyclone Idai on natural and plantation forests in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe.- Chapter15. Impact of Cyclone Idai on biodiversity and natural resources in Chimanimani District, Zimbabwe.- Chapter16. Impact of tropical cyclone Idai on tourism attractions and related infrastructure in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe.- Chapter17. Evidence of the impact of cyclones and floods on biodiversity and wildlife resources in Southern Africa.- Chapter18. Impact of cyclones and floods on seagrass habitats.- Chapter19. Economic Losses from Cyclones Idai and Kenneth, and Floods in southern Africa: Implications on Sustainable Development Goals.- Part6. The Policy Space.- Chapter20. Emerging Key Findings, Conclusions and Policy Recommendations.


Titel: Cyclones in Southern Africa
Untertitel: Volume 3: Implications for the Sustainable Development Goals
EAN: 9783030743031
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: Springer International Publishing
Genre: Geografie
Veröffentlichung: 28.09.2021
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Dateigrösse: 13.52 MB
Anzahl Seiten: 322

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