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Development In AfricaRefocusing the lens after the Millennium Development Goals$
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Hany Besada and Timothy M. Shaw

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447328537

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447328537.001.0001

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Development and sustainability in a warming world: measuring the impacts of climate change in Africa

Development and sustainability in a warming world: measuring the impacts of climate change in Africa

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(p.315) Eleven Development and sustainability in a warming world: measuring the impacts of climate change in Africa
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Development In Africa
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Hany Besada

Fatima Denton

Benjamin O’Bright

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447328537.003.0012

This chapter explores the impacts of climate change on global development outcomes such as health, economic growth, and poverty, and evaluates options for adaptation, mitigation and resilience. With the possible future scenario of an increase of 4 degrees in global temperatures over the coming period, this paper will attempt synthesis efforts to demonstrate a causal link between climate change and four affected categories of development, by proposing a set of transposable indicators for each: economics and agriculture; water; ecosystem and biodiversity; and, coast region degradation. The chapter concludes by offering several policy recommendations and avenues for future research focus.

Keywords:   Climate change, measurement, mitigation, adaptation, warming world, development, Africa

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