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Climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation in Zimbabwe

This paper reviews impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Zimbabwe, with the intention of providing a broad overview of the key issues related to climate change facing the country. It draws on a set of background papers that were produced by the Policy and Advocacy for Climate Change in Zimbabwe project. These papers examine climate trends, scenarios and projections for Zimbabwe and draw upon a variety of case studies on adaptation projects. This working paper highlights the main themes, findings and conclusions arising from these studies and examines their implications for future research and policy. The paper is primarily intended for policymakers, practitioners and researchers in Zimbabwe, but it is anticipated that the general lessons are relevant for a broader set of countries that are dealing with similar environmental, demographic and institutional challenges, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.