Africa's Adaptation Gap

Africa’s Adaptation Gap – climate change impacts, adaptation and costs for Africa is a technical report, commissioned by the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (ACMEN). It analyses the environmental and financial costs which are likely to incur for Africa should governments fail to close the Emissions Gap before 2020, leading to a 4°C warmer world at the end of the century.

Project period
2013 & 2014

United Nations Environmental Programme

Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE) Umeå University, Sweden, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), The Netherlands



Africa’s Adaptation Gap: Climate-change impacts, adaptation challenges and costs for Africa

The 2014 report focuses on sources of climate finance that could be raised from international and national sources in Africa to bridge the adaptation gap and to limit future detrimental impacts on populations.