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Davis-Reddy, C.L. and Vincent, K. 2017. Climate Risk and Vulnerability: A Handbook for Southern Africa (2nd Ed). CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa. Full report


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Climate Risk and Vulnerability: A Handbook for Southern Africa.

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Climate change is acknowledged by the United Nations as the defining human development challenge of the 21st century. Its impacts are ranked among the most urgent issues facing decision-makers worldwide. In a recent report by the World Economic Forum, the failure of climate adaptation, rising greenhouse gas emissions, extreme weather events, mismanaged urbanisation, and food and water insecurity are listed as some of the most likely and consequential risks facing decisionmakers today (WEF, 2015). Addressing climate change is one of the 17 Global Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and seeks urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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