Climate Risk and Adaptation Country Profile: Zambia (World Bank)

Abstract: Zambia’s climate is highly variable and over the last few decades has experienced series of climatic extremes, e.g. droughts, seasonal floods and flash floods, extreme temperatures and dry spells, many of these with increased frequency, intensity and magnitude. Their impacts on the country are evident in climate-induced changes to physical and biological systems which increasingly exert considerable stress on the country’s vulnerable sectors, especially agriculture. The adverse impact climate change on food and water security, water quality, energy and the sustainable livelihoods of rural communities coupled with poverty also limit economic development.

Copyright: World Bank.

Weblink: http://sdwebx.worldbank.org/climateportalb/home.cfm?page=country_profile&CCode=ZMB

http://sdwebx.worldbank.org/climateportalb/doc/USAIDProfiles/Africa_Southern_AfricaRegional_and_Country_Profiles_Final_with_new_template.pdf#page=137

Created Date: 18-11-2015
Last Updated Date: 02-12-2015
License: Link only