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Climate Change and Africa

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    Climate change is a major threat to sustainable growth and development in Africa, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Africa is particularly vulnerable to climate change because of its overdependence on rain-fed agriculture, compounded by factors such as widespread poverty and weak capacity. The main longer-term impacts include: changing rainfall patterns affecting agriculture and reducing food security; worsening water security; decreasing fish resources in large lakes due to rising temperature; shifting vectorborne diseases; rising sea level affecting low-lying coastal areas with large populations; and rising water stress.

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    Article provided by OECD Publishing in its journal OECD Journal: General Papers.

    Volume (Year): 2009 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 5-35

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