Loss and Damage in Africa

Africa is anticipated to be confronted with the severest adverse effects of human-induced climate change, compared to most other regions of the world, due to a combination of particularly severe projected impacts and relatively low adaptive capacity (e.g. IPCC AR4, World Bank 2013). The need for adaptation is expected to be high in Africa, especially in light of the existing deficit in adaptation to current climate variability and climate change. However, under any scenario of global mitigation and strong regional adaptation efforts, considerable adverse effects of climate change on Africa will remain, resulting in loss and damage.

Date Published
2014, May 31

Authors
Michiel Schaeffer, Florent Baarsch, Leon Charles, Kelly de Bruin, Sandra Freitas, Bill Hare, Andries Hof & MJ Mace

Institution
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa