This compendium addresses the subject on the basic science of climate change: climate modelling and scenario development for professional training on forestry and related sectors in Africa. Climate plays an important role in the socio-economic dynamics of nations, which is especially true in Africa.

Climate information is crucial for a nation’s socioeconomic development and planning for the future. This necessitates climate modelling, prediction and projection. This compendium is therefore a useful tool for learning about the principles involved in predicting and projecting the climate of the future.

The compendium comprises four chapters. The first chapter addresses concepts and principles of climate modelling. The second addresses aspects on modelling the climate system. Chapter three addresses climate scenario development. The final chapter is about the application of climate change modelling in forestry and related sectors.