Climate information and long-term decision making in Africa

Abstract

The impacts of climate change in Africa will be signifi cant and long-term (see for example www.cdkn.org/ar5-toolkit for some headline messages for Africa). Long-lived infrastructure and development planning are likely to be particularly aff ected. Factoring climate change into their design and implementation is, therefore, vital to development outcomes. Yet we know very little about how longterm climate information is used in African decision-making. While seasonal climate information is increasingly embedded in development and humanitarian actions across Africa, our knowledge of the barriers to, and opportunities for, the uptake of longterm climate information is comparatively scant. It is this knowledge gap that the Future Climate For Africa (FCFA) scoping phase seeks to fill.

Citation

Jones, L.; Roux, J-P.; Scott, C.; Tanner, T. Climate information and long-term decision making in Africa. CDKN Global, London, UK (2014) 8 pp.

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