Economic Growth and Climate Change in Africa

Project Period
October 2014 – ongoing

Funders
United Nations Environment Programme , African Development Bank Group

Partners
University of Addis-Ababa , Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics, Sweden. University of Nigeria – Nsukka (Nigeria), University Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique), Institut National pour la Recherche Agronomique (INRA, Morocco), University of Makerere (Uganda), University of Lomé (Togo), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK, Germany), University Complutense of Madrid (Spain)

Contact

Factory workers in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia ©Gavin Houtheusen/Department for International Development

Supported by UNEP, UNECA and the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Economic Growth and Climate Change in Africa research evaluates how GDP forecasts would be affected under future climate change scenarios, using statistically established climate analogues. The research analyses how climate impacts are transmitted from the microeconomic to the macroeconomic levels. In addition, the research also focuses on the relation between future climate change and poverty risks in Africa. To better inform the policy debate on adaptation to limit the adverse impacts of climate change on development, the research also estimates future adaptation costs in 10 different regions in Africa in two different warming scenarios. Finally, it assesses the development and economic opportunities arising from implementing adaptation and mitigation options in African countries.

Climate Analytics leads the research consortium, which includes: Center for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE, Sweden), University of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), University of Nigeria – Nsukka (Nigeria), University Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique), Institut National pour la Recherche Agronomique (INRA, Morocco), University of Makerere (Uganda), University of Lomé (Togo), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK, Germany), University Complutense of Madrid (Spain).

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