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Title: SADC Regional Climate Change Programme Document
Authors: Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Abstract: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region is faced with various challenges especially the distinct enormous economic regional imbalances, pronounced inequalities, poverty and climate change. Thus extreme weather events such as droughts, floods and other natural disasters continue to plunge many people in southern Africa into more poverty, and consequently poor access to water, malnutrition, disruption of life and even into conflicts where resources are relentless linked to climate. These coupled with other multiple stressors, have reduced SADC Region’s resilience to impacts of climate change. To understand the threats and opportunities presented by climate change in the region, three main actions were undertaken. First, review of existing information such as technical reports and publication were done to establish the start of art in relation to climate change in the SADC Region. The information obtained included challenges of climate change, types of interventions by different actors, gaps and opportunities to be maximised. Second questionnaires and interviews were held with various stakeholders from the region to complement the literature review in order to solicit additional information on the most innovative way of harmonising various climate change interventions in a more consistent and consolidated manner. Six climate change programme components were identified namely: policy, legal and strategic framework; adaptation, mitigation, research, technology development and transfer; and funding and financing mechanism. Lastly, a five year implementation plan was developed detailing the focal areas, goals and objectives, activities, expected outputs, assumptions, roles of the stakeholders and the timelines.
Project Number: 106438
Project Title: Coordinating Climate Change Initiatives in Eastern and Southern Africa
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