The IPCC’s Ocean and Cryosphere Report: What’s in it for Africa?

The IPCC’s Ocean and Cryosphere Report: What’s in it for Africa?

What’s in it for Africa presents key findings from the IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) for Africa. The report extracts Africa-specific data, trends and analysis directly from SROCC, summarising it in a short volume to make it accessible to all audiences, and highlights key opportunities to achieve adaptation, mitigation and development.

The IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) is the third in a series of Special Reports produced in the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Cycle. The report was prepared by 101 authors and review editors from 41 countries and spans more than 1,000 pages. Now, the Climate and Development Knowledge Network has released a succinct guide to the assessment for decision-makers in Africa.

Africa Ocean and Cryosphere Toolkit

Alongside the What’s in it for Africa report, CDKN presents a ‘Communications toolkit’, a bundle of resources freely available for training, educational and reporting purposes, to encourage understanding of the report worldwide.

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Accra coast, Ghana

This image shows a coastal development on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana

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Agriculture: Coastal scene, Ghana

Image of a coastal scene near Accra, Ghana

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Urban: Coastal town, Senegal

Image of a coastal town near Senegal, Dakar

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Fisherman preparing his nets, Jamestown, Ghana

Fisherman preparing his nets, Jamestown, Ghana

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Cape Coast, Ghana

Cape Coast, Ghana

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Fisherman, Ghana

Image of a fisherman in Ghana

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Agriculture: Flooded bridge, Burkina Faso

Image of a woman cycling over a flooded bridge in Burkina Faso

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Agriculture: Fish haul, Gambia

Image of fishing on Tange beach in Gambia

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Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Image of Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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