The IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Africa?

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The IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Africa?

New factsheets for African decision-makers

At the end of February 2022, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its latest report on climate change impacts, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, as part of Working Group II’s contribution to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report

The report details the widespread and severe losses and damages climate change is already causing to people, nature and economies worldwide.  It also shares how successful our current adaptation actions are, reviews the limits beyond which adaptation will no longer be effective, and investigates how to move towards climate-resilient development.

The IPCC report also provides the strongest-ever assessment of evidence on how climate change is impacting the African continent. As a region highly impacted by climate change, this detailed information of climate change risks and adaptation options is urgently needed to inform planning and implementation in Africa.

CDKN – with the African Climate and Development initiative, SouthSouthNorth and ODI – has launched a series of factsheets that distil data, trends and analysis from the Africa Chapter of the IPCC report most relevant to Africa’s five subregions: Central Africa, East Africa, North Africa, southern Africa and West Africa.

The factsheets are available in multiple languages including English, French, Arabic and Portuguese.

Explore the factsheets, along with free-to-use images and infographics, below.