Promoting the use of climate information to achieve long-term development objectives in sub-Saharan Africa: results from the Future Climate For Africa scoping phase
Available online: http://cdkn.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/CDKN_FCFA_synthesis.pdfPublished by: CDKN ; 2014
This report is based on initial research into the use of long-term (5-40 year) climate information in Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia and the coastal cities of Accra, Ghana and Maputo, Mozambique to achieve long-term development objectives in sub-Saharan Africa . The study also assesses how long-term climate information is being used by planners of large dams and ports in Africa. The research finds that governments and businesses are failing to consider long-term climate information in investment planning: in most of the case study countries, not a single example of climate information being effectively taken up into long-term decision making was found. As a consequence, new infrastructure and programmes may be highly vulnerable to future climate impacts.
The report presents the results from the Future Climate For Africa scoping phase. Future Climate For Africa (FCFA) aims to improve the use of climate information in long-term decision-making across sub-Saharan Africa, leading to improved climate risk management and the protection of lives and livelihoods. To guide the programme, six case studies investigated how climate information was being used in decision making in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Tags: Hazard risk assessment or analysis ; Climate change ; Information management ; Ghana ; Mozambique ; Malawi ; Rwanda ; Zambia Add tag