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Investment plan for the strengthening of resilience to climate change in the Niger basin (English)

The African continent is among the most vulnerable to climate change due to a combination of the anticipated effects of climate change and to ongoing development challenges, high poverty levels, and low adaptive-capacity. The basin suffers further from a large adaptation deficit - national and local governments are not equipped to respond to ongoing climate-related events, much less escalated future events. The Niger basin is an expansive region in West Africa that is home to more than 130 million people throughout the nine countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Climate change will compound these extreme events and raise further obstacles to the region’s achievement of the sustainable development goals related to water management, food security, environmental sustainability, and health, among others. Two key elements bring hope to the region for addressing these challenges: (1) a history of cooperation between the riparian countries of the Niger basin; and (2) an exceptionally high potential for sustainable development that includes resilience-building and strengthening of adaptive capacity. The Niger basin countries recognize that the shared nature of their water resources presents an opportunity for a collaboration and coordination that will derive greater resilience-building outcomes.

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  • Document Date

    2015/11/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    102271

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Africa,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2015/12/24

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Investment plan for the strengthening of resilience to climate change in the Niger basin

  • Keywords

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Investment plan for the strengthening of resilience to climate change in the Niger basin (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/779091468197948067/Investment-plan-for-the-strengthening-of-resilience-to-climate-change-in-the-Niger-basin