- SAIIA Occasional Paper No 13: Surveys and the APRM Process by Professor Robert Mattes (October 2008)0.26 MB
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Surveys and the APRM Process (October 2008)
Climate change complicates Africa’s development agenda, generating physical risks that need to be considered if development is to be resilient and long lasting. To date, impacts on people, property, and livelihoods have been limited, which might explain why climate change is a low priority for leaders and others across Africa. However, the risk of impacts is expected to increase rapidly. Reductions in Africa’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will have a limited influence on global warming and related physical hazards. Yet despite Africa’s very low annual per capita emissions of 4.7 tonnes per capita (CO2eq), investing in low-carbon development helps avoid “transition risks” and the possibility of “stranded assets.” →