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The Niger basin climate resilience investment plan : a shared initiative for the benefit of the population - overview : Le plan d’investissement pour la résilience climatique du bassin du fleuve Niger : une initiative commune au profit des populations - resume (French,English)

The Niger River and its tributaries is a vital lifeline providing drinking water, irrigation, aquaculture, energy, and transport throughout the nine countries. Poverty, heavy reliance on natural resources, ongoing conflicts, and political instability make this one of the most fragile basins in Africa. Climate variability has long been a challenge for development in the basin. 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. Scientific studies suggest three areas of particular concern for the region over the next few decades: an overall rise in temperature, provoking increased evapotranspiration; a rise in sea-level in the maritime delta; an increased variability of rainfall and extreme weather events, resulting in floods and droughts. Despite climate vulnerability and insufficient resources to adequately plan for future scenarios, two key elements that bring hope to the region for addressing these particular 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.

Details

  • Document Date

    2016/01/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    102849

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Africa,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2016/01/20

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Le plan d’investissement pour la résilience climatique du bassin du fleuve Niger : une initiative commune au profit des populations - resume

  • Keywords

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The Niger basin climate resilience investment plan : a shared initiative for the benefit of the population - overview : Le plan d’investissement pour la résilience climatique du bassin du fleuve Niger : une initiative commune au profit des populations - resume (French,English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/945801467988882421/Le-plan-d-investissement-pour-la-résilience-climatique-du-bassin-du-fleuve-Niger-une-initiative-commune-au-profit-des-populations-resume