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Title: Risks of adverse impacts from climate change in Southern Africa
Authors: Vincent, K
Cull, T
Davis, C
Archer van Garderen, E
Keywords: Hazard exposure
Biophysical vulnerability
Adaptive capacity
Social vulnerability
Climate change risks
Southern Africa climate change
Southern African Development Community
Climate change impacts
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Publisher: CSIR
Citation: Vincent, K, Cull, T, Davis, C and Archer van Garderen, E. Risks of adverse impacts from climate change in Southern Africa. Climate Risk and Vulnerability: a handbook for Southern Africa. CSIR.
Series/Report no.: Workflow;8521
Abstract: In this chapter, the terms hazard exposure, sensitivity (or biophysical vulnerability), adaptive capacity (or its opposite - social vulnerability) and risk are introduced (see Box 4.1 for key definitions). Whether or not climate change is likely to have an adverse impact, or the extent to which the change will cause a problem (or indeed an opportunity) depends on the interaction of these concepts in any one place, and at any one time. The chapter also looks at sectors in the southern Africa region where negative impacts are likely to be high, using a number of case study illustrations.
Description: Copyright: 2011 CSIR, South Africa
URI: http://www.csir.co.za/docs/SADC%20Handbook%202011_final_email.pdf
ISBN: 978-0-620-50627-4
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