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Cyclones in Southern Africa

Volume 3: Implications for the Sustainable Development Goals

Editors: Nhamo, Godwell, Chikodzi, David (Eds.)

  • Presents an interfacing of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and tropical cyclones in Southern Africa
  • Draws selected case studies from Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe, with chapters focusing on the impacts of tropical cyclones on public health, insurance, forests and biodiversity, cash crops, waste management, food security, and livelihoods reconstruction
  • Comes in a series of three volumes that present comprehensive and ground-breaking work on the impacts of tropical cyclones in southern Africa
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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.

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eBook 117,69 €
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  • Due: August 16, 2021
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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  • Due: August 16, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-74302-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cyclones in Southern Africa
Book Subtitle
Volume 3: Implications for the Sustainable Development Goals
Editors
  • Godwell Nhamo
  • David Chikodzi
Series Title
Sustainable Development Goals Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-74303-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-74303-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-74302-4
Series ISSN
2523-3084
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 396
Number of Illustrations
83 b/w illustrations
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