Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, 2018-01-24

Impact, vulnerability and adaptation in most vulnerable regions: African Case study

Main objectives

This WP focuses on vulnerability assessment (exposure to climate change, sensitivity of the natural environment and society to climate change, adaptive capacity of the system) in African regions due to a global averaged surface temperature change of 2°C from pre- industrial level. This is explored through case studies for each of these various geographical and human contexts.
Specific objectives:

12.1 Evaluation of climate impacts on water resources, vegetation and crop productivity, energy production and flow regime of main rivers in North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.
12.2 Improving adaptive management of the water resources (reservoir operation, irrigation) considering water quality and biodiversity.
14.3 Assessing the vulnerability of the system as basic information for sustainable improvement of water use and food production to be able to cope with climate change impacts increasing adaptive capacity.
12.4 Quantification and documentation of the uncertainties coming from either model inputs and/or model accuracy of impact predictions, crucial when being used to take emergency measures.


ENEA (lead)