This note provides a few summary paragraphs describing current trends in rainfall, temperature and associated impacts for the MENA region, taking into consideration the quality of underlying meteorological data sets and published research. Comparable information is provided for regional climate change projections, drawing largely from the climate model experiments reported in the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, and work recently supported by the World Bank. Statistics are also provided on the percentage of population residing in urban areas, recognising the high vulnerability of the urban poor to climate risks. Supporting literature and evidence are provided in accompanying Annexes.
This resource was produced by TI-UP – a DFID-funded resource centre for technology, infrastructure and urban planning, managed by IMC Worldwide Ltd.
Wilby, R. MENA Region - summary of current and project climate trends. TI-UP Resource Centre, London, UK (2008) 7 pp.