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Keywords: sea level rise, storm surge, tropical cyclone risk, flood risk, southern Africa, Mozambique, Sea, Tropical storm, Flood, Maputo, Beira

Suchbegriffe: Mosambik, Meer, Tropensturm, Flut, Maputo, Beira


Keywords: Botswana, policy, climate change, rainfalls, drought, adaptation, mitigation, development, environment. Schlagwörter: Botswana, Klimapolitik, Klimawandel, Regenfälle, Dürre, Anpassung, Mitigation, Entwicklung.

Copyright: IIED


Keywords: South Africa, climate change, scenarios, research, adaptation, policy, development, economy
Schlagwörter: Südafrika, Klimawandel, Szenarien, Forschung, Anpassung, Politik, Entwicklung, Wirtschaft

Copyright: WIREs Clim Change 2014, 5:605–620. doi: 10.1002/wcc.295


Keywords: South Africa, climate change, policy, energy
Schlagwörter: Südafrika, Klimawandel, Politik, Energie

IDS Evidence Report 128, Institute of Development Studies, IDS, Sussex / University of Cape Town, Cape Town, 2015
Copyright: Institute of Development Studies, IDS, Sussex.


Keywords: Madagascar, climate change, climate policy, agriculture, climate finance

Schlagwörter: Madagaskar, Klimawandel, Klimapolitik, Landwirtschaft, Klimafinanzierung


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Schlagwörter Südafrika, Klimawandel, Landwirtschaft, Weinanbau

Keywords: South Africa, climate change, agriculture, wines



The purpose of this article is to attempt to synthesise the lessons from at least four different ways of looking at the South Africa wine industry: economics, climatology, viticulture, and the sociology of work. The economic performance of South Africa's wine industry since democratisation in the early 1990s is reviewed, as is the effect of climate change on the industry. This is followed by an assessment of possible strategies for building international competitiveness whilst simultaneously coping with the effects of climate change. While industry systems should allow the marketing of speciality wines (e.g. from a single vineyard, from a single estate), this is not a viable strategy for most wine producers. Furthermore, climate change will lead to volatility in the characteristics that identify different terroirs. Industry strategies should rather focus on the benefits of diversity, but with a range of adaptations that will also result in better quality wines. These encompass quality; geographic location; viticultural practices; the style of wines and the renewal of skills.

Schlagwörter: Südafrika, Klimawandel, Landwirtschaft, Wirtschaft, Tourismus, Gesundheit, Wasser, Flüsse, Ökosystem

Keywords: South Africa, Climate Change, Agriculture, Economy, Tourism, Health, Water, Rivers, Ecosystem



This paper attempts to provide preliminary estimates based on secondary data from the findings of the Vulnerability and Adaptation Study for the South African Country Study on Climate Change (1999). The impacts on natural, agricultural, human-made and human capital are addressed using the change in production approach. This study aimed to provide a preliminary desktop estimate of the economic impacts of climate change in South Africa, based on the findings of the Vulnerability and Adaptation Study for the South African Country Study on Climate Change (1999). Damages are those predicted for 2050 and are valued in year 2000 rands, unless otherwise stated. Predicted impacts from this study include changes in terrestrial and marine ecosystems which will have profound impacts on agriculture, forestry, rangelands and fisheries, as well as on biodiversity.

In addition, changes in hydrology may have immense consequences in terms of human health by increasing suitable habitat for waterborne diseases, as well as affecting water supply and the maintenance of ecosystem functioning. Prediction of the economic impacts of climate change is particularly difficult because of the global scale of the impacts and the long time horizon involved. Such studies have mostly been carried out in developed countries, and often only concentrate on market impacts such as agriculture. Impacts are typically divided into market and non-market impacts, with ecosystem and health damages relegated to the latter category, but this study recognises that all impacts have their basis in changes to natural systems, and that all types of impacts have both market and non-market components.



Südafrika, Klimawandel, Infrastruktur, Klimawandel Szenarien, Klimafinanzen.


South Africa, climate change, infrastructure, scenarios, climate finance.



This paper presents the results of the current study on the impact of climate change on the road and building infrastructure within South Africa. The approach builds upon previous work associated with the UNU-WIDER Development under Climate Change effort emphasizing the impact of climate change on roads. The paper illustrates how climate change effects on both road and building structures can be evaluated with the application of a new analysis system—the infrastructure planning support system. The results of the study indicate that the national level climate change cost impact in South Africa will vary between US$141.0 million average annual costs in the median climate scenario under an adaptation policy, and US$210.0 million average annual costs under a no adaptation scenario. Similarly, the costs will vary between US$457.0 million average annual costs in the maximum climate scenario under an adaptation policy scenario, and US$522.0 million average annual costs under a no adaptation scenario.

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