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Program

Climate Change

Status: Completed
  • Lead Organization

    The World Bank. 

     

    Partners

    Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

     

    Challenges

    • Insufficient scientific science-based understanding of the nature and magnitude of development impacts of climate change in the region
    • Insufficient consideration of regional based publications  in Climate change impact evaluation 

     

    Program Objective

    To disseminate and engage in consultation on the World Bank Middle East and North Africa (MENA) report (Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts, and the Case for Resilience, 2013), focusing on climate change impacts in the region.

     

    Selected Results

    Deepened knowledge/informed policy choice: Consultation with Mediterranean partners helped to raise awareness and to support the development of a regional initiative on adaptation to climate change. The report helped to build consensus in preparation for the forthcoming Paris Climat 2015, the annual international conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The report focuses on concrete economic impacts of climate change and informs governments about adaptations measures, reinforcement of capacities, data collection, and regional collaboration.