Reducing West Africa's vulnerability to climate impacts on water resources, wetlands and desertification

30 June 2004 | Downloads - publication

elements for regional strategy for preparedness and adaptation

Author(s): Niasse, Madiodio, ed. ; Afouda, Abel, ed. ; Amani, Abou, ed. ; IUCN, Regional Office for Western Africa
Published: 2004
ISBN: 2-8317-0782-X

Gland : IUCN, 2004. xviii, 66p. : ill.

West African is among the most vulnerable regions to climate change worldwide. The often disastrous impact variability and extreme events over the past thirty years is a striking illustration and a harbinger of this vulnerability. It is therefore urgent that decision-makers and the general public in West Africa be fully sensitized on the climatic challenges facing the region and actions to be taken, to enhance the region’s level of preparedness in order to cope with predictable impacts of climate variability and change and the associated extreme events.

Note: Includes bibliographic references. Also available in French.