Africa: Costs of Climate Change Adaptation to Rise

AFRICA, the continent with warming deviating most rapidly from 'normal' conditions, could see climate change adaptation costs rise to US dollars 50 billion per year by 2050, even assuming international efforts keep global warming below 2°C this century, according to a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report.

Released at the 15th African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), Africa's Adaptation Gap builds on UNEP's Emissions Gap Report 2014, which showed that the world is not currently headed in the right direction for holding global warming below 2°C.


By International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center