Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaption

Resource for Theme 'Crosscutting Issues'

Adapting to climate change in Africa


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Filename: resources/265/Adapting to climate change in Africa.pdf


Date of publication: 1997-04-01

Associated Organization: University of Oxford, University of East Anglia, CICERO Norway

Themes: Agriculture, fisheries and food security, Crosscutting Issues, Water



Summary:The intersection of present vulnerability and the prospect of climate change in Africa warrants proactive action now to reduce the risk of large-scale, adverse impacts. The process of planning adaptive strategies requires a systematic evaluation of priorities and constraints, and the involvement of stakeholders. An overview of climate change in Africa and case studies of impacts for agriculture and water underlie discussion of a typology of adaptive responses that may be most effective for different stakeholders. The most effective strategies are likely to be to reduce present vulnerability and to enhance a broad spectrum of capacity in responding to environmental, resource and economic perturbations. In some cases, such as design of water systems, an added risk factor should be considered.

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