Filling the gap : expanding the financing for adaptation under the UNFCCC through a levy on international transport services
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United nations Economic Commission for Africa. African Climate Policy Centre;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa.;
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The impacts of global warming and climate disruption are currently being experienced in Africa, where more than 150 million people are intensely vulnerable and severely at risk. Africa is the continent that is most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to: (1) the high degree of dependence of its population on rain-fed agriculture and the temperature sensitivity of its traditional agricultural practices; (2) the limited infrastructure for dealing with the direct and indirect health consequences of climate change; and (3) the areal extent of regions already suffering shortages of potable water and irrigation water that are now facing projections of further declines in rainfall due to the impacts of climate change.