Research Briefing | Aug 18, 2022

Understanding Africa’s climate risks

climate change africaWe have expanded our climate transmission channels on the Global Economic Model to include more sub-Saharan African economies. Through scenario analysis, we can better understand the climate risks faced by Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

What you will learn:

  • Africa faces disproportionately large physical risks from climate change, despite emitting less than 3% of cumulative global emissions.
  • Most African countries are well above the estimated optimal temperature of 15°C, according to our analysis; any further warming means those countries will experience poorer productivity performance.

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