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Climate change vulnerability in Africa
Delphine Digout, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Multiple stresses make most of Africa highly vulnerable to environmental changes, and climate change is likely to increase this vulnerability. This graphic shows which of the regions of Africa (North Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean Islands) are most vulnerable to specific impacts of climate change. These impacts include desertification, sea level rise, reduced freshwater availability, cyclones, coastal erosion, deforestation, loss of forest quality, woodland degradation, coral bleaching, the spread of malaria and impacts on food security.
Coastal erosion (5)
, Forest (187)
, Food (150)
, Coral (23)
, Climate (567)
, Malaria (14)
, Sea level rise (38)
, Desertification (20)
, Deforestation (66)
, Sea level (62)
, Ocean (140)
, Freshwater (92)