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Climate Change - Recent Observations

Terence Epule Epule

Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique

A pioneering researcher in climate change adaptation and sustainability strategies in Africa, appointed as assistant professor of climate change adaptation and director of ACCA lab at the International Water Research Institute (IWRI), Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Quebec, currently affiliated with McGill University, Montreal.


Food Security Causes Impacts the Future and Challenges Prospects and Challenges International Initiatives Regional Initiatives National Initiatives Sub-national Initiatives Impacts Prospects and Challenges Climate Change Readiness Climate Change Performance

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As the global, regional and national climate continues to change, there is an increasing need to better understand how climate affects land-use systems and how different levels of governance initiatives affect this process. The developing world comes out prominent as often such regions are the most affected by climate change. In addition, it is no longer sufficient to simply suggest adaptation and mitigation options but to assess the level of readiness and performance of climate change using novel approaches. This book on climate change will consist of five key chapters. It will begin by looking into the relationship between climate change and food security in the developing world. Chapter two, will examine the effects of climate change on forests in the developing world while chapter three will focus on climate governance with emphasis on several sub-national, national and global climate governance initiatives. Chapter four will look at the concepts of climate change readiness and performance within the context of key indicators and approaches to assessment. Finally, chapter five focuses on the relationship between yield and precipitation gaps with emphasis on actual gaps, approaches, data, and challenges.

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Terence Epule Epule

Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique

• Assistant Professor of Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainability Strategies in Africa: Mohammed 6 University Polytechnic (UM6P), Ben Guerir, Morocco January 2021-ongpoing. • Associate Professor of International Food Systems: UnilaSalle, Rouen, France. August 2019-December 2020. • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow/Lecturer: Department of Geography, McGill University. May 2016-July 30, 2019. • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Département de Géographie, Université de Montréal. May 2014-April 2016. • Research and Project Assistant: Ecological modelling and carbon science laboratory (ECO MCS) : Institute des Sciences de l’environnement, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montréal. Septembre 2010-April 2014.

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