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Climate change predictions in Sub-Saharan Africa: impacts and adaptations

Climate change predictions in Sub-Saharan Africa: impacts and adaptations

Objective

Africa is probably the most vulnerable continent to climate change and climate variability and shows diverse range of agro-ecological and geographical features. Thus the impacts of climate change can be very high and will greatly differ across the continent, and even within countries. There is a urgent need for the most appropriate and up-to-date tools to better understand and predict climate change, assess its impact on African ecosystems and population, and develop the correct adaptation strategies. In particular the current proposal will focus on the following specific objectives: 1- Develop improved climate predictions on seasonal to decadal climatic scales, especially relevant to SSA; 2- Assess climate impacts in key sectors of SSA livelihood and economy, especially water resources and agriculture; 3- Evaluate the vulnerability of ecosystems and civil population to inter-annual variations and longer trends (10 years) in climate; 4- Suggest and analyse new suited adaptation strategies, focused on local needs; 5- Develop a new concept of 10 years monitoring and forecasting warning system, useful for food security, risk management and civil protection in SSA; 6- Analyse the economic impacts of climate change on agriculture and water resources in SSA and the cost-effectiveness of potential adaptation measures. This objectives will be achieved by an integrated working approach that involves 9 European, 8 African and 1 International Organization.

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI

Address

Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 802 040

Administrative Contact

Riccardo Valentini (Prof.)

Participants (18)

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LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 299 893,20

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 249 912

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 299 700

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 200 199,60

CONSORCI CENTRE DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 169 757

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 217 560

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 169 771

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS FAO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 348 000

Stichting Onderzoek Wereldvoedselvoorziening van de Vrije Universiteit

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 149 400

UNITE DE RECHERCHE SUR LA PRODUCTIVITE DES PLANTATIONS INDUSTRIELLES

Congo

EU Contribution

€ 39 998,25

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 100 000,80

UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI

Malawi

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

UNIVERSITE DE LOME

Togo

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

Agricultural Research Corporation

Sudan

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

IGAD CENTRE FOR CLIMATE PREDICTION AND APPLICATION

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Ghana

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

CERPINEDD CENTRED ETUDE DE RECHERCHE ET DE PRODUCTION EN INFORMATION POUR L ENVIRONNEMENT ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE

Burkina Faso

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 244240

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2010

  • End date

    30 September 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 662 502,60

  • EU contribution

    € 3 496 231,85

Coordinated by:

FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI

Italy