Image Database Export Citations


Adapting to Climate Change in East Africa: A Strategic Approach

Show full item record

Type: Book
Author: Orindi, Victor A.; Murray, Laurel A.
Publisher: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Location: London
Date: 2005
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6094
Sector: General & Multiple Resources
Region: Africa
Subject(s): climate change
socio-economic systems
Abstract: "This paper provides an overview of the likely impacts of climate change in three least developed countries in East Africa: Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. In the coming decades, climate change is likely to alter temperatures and distribution of rainfall, contribute to sea-level rise and increase the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events in East Africa. In fact, many widespread climatic changes have already been observed in the region. Climate change will have both a direct impact on development of climate-dependent activities (such as infrastructure and agriculture) and indirect consequences for social systems (such as issues of poverty, conflict, health and education). As a result, climate change has the potential to undermine, and even undo, socio-economic development in East Africa and it is imperative that governments and institutions come together to formulate long-term adaptation strategies."

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
117.pdf 127.4Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following document type(s)

Show full item record