Author(s): Ziervogel, G.; Taylor, A.; Hachigonta, S.; Hoffmaister, J.
In: Ziervogel, G., Taylor, A., Hachigonta, S. and J. Hoffmaister (2008). Climate adaptation in southern Africa: Addressing the needs of vulnerable communities. Stockholm: SEI. Report commissioned by Oxfam, GB.
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Climate adaptation in southern Africa: Addressing the needs of vulnerable communities
A thorough response to climate change, which builds on existing responses to disaster risk and natural climate variability, requires focussing on two aspects:
- increasing and improving people’s ability to prepare for, and respond to, extreme weather events (such as more frequent flooding) and increasing climate variability
- investing in mechanisms and systems for adapting to gradual climate change (for example, where overall rainfall patterns in a region change and a particular crop is no longer viable).
This study takes a regional perspective but focuses mainly on national and local conditions in three of the countries where Oxfam GB works, namely Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia;
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