Vulnerability Report - 1 December 2010
This Vulnerability Report looks at the security implications of climate change in Africa in five key areas related to Water Security, Food Security, Energy Security, Migration and Natural Hazards. The authors of the report have attempted to highlight the overall potential security risks in Africa, the "hot spot" countries and regions linked to each security area, the needs of effected communities and a summary of ongoing initiatives developed to promote adaptation and mitigation efforts. The Vulnerability Report is a combination of initial desk research conducted mainly in Brussels and Geneva by the authors, and the comments received from over 120 local, regional and international representatives at the Dialogue Forum organised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the 11 October 2010. The Dialogue Forum was organised as a pre-event to the 7th African Development Forum (11-15 October 2010), hosted by UNECA and the African Development Bank, and the meeting of the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA), arranged by the European Commission on 12 October. The Vulnerability Report is to serve as the starting point for further assessments and the elaboration of "fundable" projects related to the security implications of climate change in Africa.
The Vulnerability Report is the product of collaboration between the Madariaga - College of Europe Foundation, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the European Union, the German Federal Government, the European Investment Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the International Organization for Migration, the Global Water Institute, the Institute for Environmental Security and Kulima Integrated Development Solutions.
The Vulnerability Report has derived benefit from the kind financial assistance of the German Federal Government and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The Report does not necessarily reflect the views of the German Federal Government or Sida, and sole responsibility for content rests with the individual authors.