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Climate change impact on Sub-Saharan Africa? : an overview and analysis of scenarios and models

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Müller, Christoph

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Corporate Editor Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik gGmbH
Abstract "Significant climate change is expected over the 21st century; it will affect ecosystems and access to natural resources such as fertile land and water. Regions with low adaptive capacity due to poverty, lack of infrastructure, services, and appropriate governance will be most severely affected. Sub-Saharan Africa is, due to its low economic development and the diversity of local conditions, a region that needs special attention in developing adaptation strategies. Climate impacts and the adaptive capacity of societies determine their vulnerability to climate change. The extent of climate change and spatial patterns of impacts are, however, highly uncertain. This report supplies background knowledge on climate change in sub- Saharan Africa, including uncertainties and basic assumptions of climate change projections. Impact studies are only roughly summarized here, as a systematic evaluation of the wealth of specific case studies available would by far exceed the scope of this report." (author's abstract)
Keywords Africa; Africa South of the Sahara; climate change; climate protection; greenhouse effect; climate; water; biodiversity; agriculture
Classification Sociology of Developing Countries, Developmental Sociology; Ecology, Environment
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
City Bonn
Page/Pages 47 p.
Series DIE Discussion Paper, 3/2009
ISBN 978-3-88985-451-3
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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