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WP/32 Climate Change Compounding Risks in North Africa

The impact of climate change on agriculture and poor groups’ livelihoods are one of the greatest potential threats to development and a key challenge in climate change agenda. The North Africa region is particularly vulnerable to climate change due to geographic and ecological features. The situation is aggravated by the interaction of multiple economic and social sources of stress and further compounded by low adaptive capacity. This paper describes the interaction between climate change, economic development, and social stability in the North African region. An empirical-statistical crop climate model is used to measure the possible impact of climate change on agriculture sector.
Publisher:
UNU-WIDER
Series:
WIDER Working Paper
Volume:
2011/32
Title:
WP/32 Climate Change Compounding Risks in North Africa
Authors:
Imed Drine
Publication date:
May 2011
ISBN 13 Web:
978-92-9230-397-6
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2011
Keywords:
climate change, vulnerability, North Africa, economic development
JEL:
Q54, Q56
Project:
Assessment of Climate Change Impact on Economic Development Opportunities in North Africa: Case of Morocco and Tunisia
Sponsor:
UNU-WIDER gratefully acknowledges the financial contributions to the research programme by the governments of Denmark (Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Finland (Ministry for Foreign Affairs), Sweden (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency—Sida) and the United Kingdom (Department for International Development—DFID).
Format:
online
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