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WP/25 Adaptation Advantage to Climate Change Impacts on Road Infra-structure in Africa through 2100

The African continent is facing the potential of a US$183.6 billion liability to repair and maintain roads damaged from temperature and precipitation changes related to climate change through 2100. As detailed, the central part of the continent faces the greatest impact from climate change with countries facing an average cost of US$22 million annually, if they adopt a proactive adaptation policy and a US$54 million annual average, if a reactive approach is adopted. Additionally, countries face an average loss of opportunity to expand road networks from a low of 22 per cent to a high of 235 per cent in the central region.
Publisher:
UNU-WIDER
Series:
WIDER Working Paper
Volume:
2011/25
Title:
WP/25 Adaptation Advantage to Climate Change Impacts on Road Infra-structure in Africa through 2100
Authors:
Paul Chinowsky, Amy Schweikert, Niko Strzepek, Kyle Manahan, Kenneth Strzepek, and C. Adam Schlosser
Publication date:
April 2011
ISBN 13 Web:
978-92-9230-388-4
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2011
Keywords:
infrastructure, climate change, roads, cost estimates
JEL:
H54, L91, R42, R48
Project:
Development strategy and climate change / Climate change and mitigation policy
Sponsor:
UNU-WIDER gratefully acknowledges the financial contributions to the project by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency—Sida, and the financial contributions to the research programme by the governments of Denmark (Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs), and the United Kingdom (Department for International Development—DFID).
Format:
online
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