Southern Africa climate risk report
Climate risk report for the Southern Africa region
The climate risk report for the Southern Africa region is part of a series of standardised regional climate risk reports the Met Office is producing in collaboration with ODI.
Understanding future climate risks depends on analysing both future climate conditions, and the socio-economic vulnerabilities exposed by those conditions.
Climate risks threaten human wellbeing and development. Climate risks for the Southern Africa region have been explored in this report through exploring their impact of systems including: agriculture and food security; water resources and water-dependent services; environment including terrestrial forests, ecosystems and biodiversity; infrastructure and settlements; health; and coastal fisheries and the marine environment.
These were identified by considering the current climate and climate change model projections from the present day to the 2050s, and their interaction with regional socio-economic vulnerabilities.
The key findings from the report are summarised in two infographics, which can be downloaded below:
French and Portuguese versions of these infographics can be downloaded below:
Access the Full Report and Technical Reference Document through the links below:
French and Portuguese versions of the report’s executive summary and of the Country Reference Tables can be downloaded below: