0000020201 00000 n The National policy on climate change should be put in place 0000022850 00000 n This is their story. 01. due to climate change and somewhere around 9 billion mouths to feed by 2050, the time to trans-form agriculture in Africa is now. Climate change is happening now, and the effects can be seen on every continent and in every ocean. 0000002506 00000 n aHT8&llll^u # 7h1wZ@ 6]a5X.dPuxEE!|,capfuus8'. 0000025966 00000 n The organization has also been helping to build capacities and institutions required to effectively combat climate change at the national level. >.ASJqV}>&T!L4)(fe< jliPm@X54 ,0W@j`3 This study assesses the spatial and temporal distribution of water resources and the impacts of projected climate change on water resource availability in Zambia. Its consequences affect many communities and sectors, with the poor particularly vulnerable. Global warming is a phenomenon of climate change characterized by a general increase in average temperatures of the Earth, which modifies the weather balances and ecosystems for a long time. Climate change is one of the most challenging problems facing the world today. climate change in Africa. The literature addressing climate change specifically in Zambia is much thinner and focuses mostly on Zambias climate change struggles, mainly in terms of negative impacts on Zambias agriculture and food production. 2 Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Zambia. One of the sectors that benefit the poor is tourism, and the sector gets impacted by global warming that causes climate variability and change. The health sector is highly sensitive to climate change, and to ensure that the health of populations is protected from the effects of climate change, it is imperative to include a health component (the HNAP) in the NAP. The effects of climate change span the physical environment, ecosystems and human societies. CLIMATE CHANGE I CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS, vULNERABILITy AND ADAPTATION IN ZIMBABWE I IIED Climate Change Working Paper No. 0000054315 00000 n The full relationship between fisheries and climate change is difficult to explore due to the context of each fishery and the many pathways that climate change affects. It also encompasses making the most of any potential beneficial opportunities associated with climate change (for example, longer growing seasons or increased yields in some regions). 0000006373 00000 n Watch the video. LAKE KARIBA, Zambia Even as drought and the effects of climate change grew visible across this land, the Kariba Dam was always a steady, and seemingly limitless, source of related to climate change. Climate change will have a drastic impact on our forests, oceans, freshwaters, polar regions, and all of its inhabitants. Climate experts are formal: the Earth is warming up at a steady pace. There are estimates that by the middle of the 21st century climate change impacts could reduce maize production in West Africa. The current study addresses a key component of these issues, the effect of climate change on the road infrastructure of Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia. 0000005846 00000 n It also includes the economic and social changes which stem from living in a warmer world. 1. The Economics of Climate Change in Zambia. Metrics details. However, there is strong global evidence for these effects. These factors include inadequate health care facilities and personnel, extensive poverty, poor water supply and sanitation, and poor nutrition coupled with food insecurity. 0000008644 00000 n Findings from the economy wide modelling assessment suggest that climate variability has a pronounced negative effect on economic growth. 385 0 obj <> endobj xref 385 45 0000000016 00000 n the Agricultural Policy/Environmental eXtender (APEX) model to evaluate future climate change impacts and adaptations in Eastern US corn-soybean rotation systems. However, there is strong global evidence for these effects. The most comprehensive report on CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS, vULNERABILITy AND ADAPTATION IN ZIMBABWE I CLIMATE CHANGE I ii Executive summary 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 this particular country. 4 Altmetric. Climate change is widely regarded as a multiplier of existing threats to food security in southern Africa (Kotir, 2011). Prevention; Ecosystems . Climate change is one of the most challenging problems facing the world today. One of the sectors that benefit the poor is tourism, and the sector gets impacted by global warming that causes climate variability and change. Impacts from climate change are happening now. Zambia is one of many countries threatened by the effects of climate change. Climate change is affecting the most vulnerable in Zimbabwe. 2 Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Zambia. CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS AND VULNERABILITY Zambia sits in the bottom 20% of countries in terms of risk preparation, and also among the countries with the highest poverty risk in 2030 (World Bank, 2013)5. 0000005128 00000 n 0000038154 00000 n The goal is to reduce our vulnerability to the harmful effects of climate change (like sea-level encroachment, more intense extreme weather events or food insecurity). involvement. Climate change risks integrated into critical decision-making processes for agricultural management at the local, sub-national and national levels 2. With a majority of Zambians depending on agriculture, even a slight change in temperature can affect crops like maize with catastrophic consequences for livelihoods. Using a water balance model in a hydrological modeling framework and statistical downscaling of future climate scenarios from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the paper simulates the impacts of climate change on water availability in Zambias main river basins from current periods until the end of the century in 2100. )c`+& *^19u6n[z@F%uI]4Z-9@au Qs. 19 Citations. 3 Acknowledgements This working paper draws on research conducted as part of the Meeting Information and Advocacy Needs for Climate Change Adaptation in Zimbabwe project funded by the UK Governments Department for International Development (DfID). 0000007299 00000 n Zambias policies and programs to deal directly with climate change impacts have evolved since initial steps were taken in 2007. Find out its causes and effects, but most importantly the solutions to prevent climate change. Zambia is one of the countries most affected by drought in Southern Africa and flooding is an uncommon occurrence in the country. The country is already experiencing climate induced hazards, which include drought and dry spells, This assessment significantly advances what we know about the impacts of climate change on public health, and the confidence with which we know it. 0000005734 00000 n The effects of climate change are likely to be some of the biggest environmental challenges our generation has ever faced. Rising sea levels cause problems for people around the world. In response to these impacts, Zambia is working to develop sustainable and appropriate programmes for both crops and livestock in the face of climate change. The Economics of Climate Change in Zambia. 0000006875 00000 n 2 The aggregated estimated total GDP loss by sector was in the range of USD 4,330-5,440 million with the following sector GDP losses: Agriculture (2,200 3,130), Energy related (270 450), Health (460), and Natural Resources (1,400). These impacts extend well beyond an increase in temperature, affecting ecosystems and communities in the United States and around the world. For some living in Zimbabwe, theres been one shock after another. the negative effects of climate change, especially as it relates to disruption of peoples livelihoods. Contribute; 03. Zambia, along with several of its African neighbors, ranks among the countries most exposed to climate change. %PDF-1.7 % Zambia recognises the negative impact of climate change on the development goals of the country and the need to respond to this threat. It draws on a set of background papers that were produced by the Policy endstream endobj startxref Today we can! 4291, The World Bank Development Research Group, Washington D.C. 4 Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources (MTENR). During the course of global warming, the energy balance and thus the temperature of the earth change, due to the increased concentration of greenhouse gases, which has a significant impact on humans and the environment. Hydropower is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and the impact of the changes in rainfall and water availability, protracted drought events, significant variation in temperature regimes, and more frequent and severe weather events that are already being seen in sub-Saharan Africa. j4%7%NvIm#2WBQN 3*QT:#L/LFPl(868 ^9F]Gl"vIu6q(xn8Q& v4.zdIvY5:/pB/*#'DG-[:1BIvOa26{Leb0S$7`p|E yQPy Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa, Policy Note no. Every American is vulnerable to the health impacts associated with climate change. The 0000002260 00000 n 0000032240 00000 n The government re ects this in the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) and other policy pronouncements: National Disaster Management Policy and National Climate Change Policy. Climate change exacerbates some existing health threats and creates new public health challenges. Effects of climate change on humans. Monitoring climate change impacts on human health 278 Adapting to climate change 278 Responses: from science to policy 280 Concluding remarks 281 References 282 Glossary 284 Index 306 viii CLIMATE CHANGE AND HUMAN HEALTH. 0000049871 00000 n The urgency for adaptation is highlighted by projections from the three reports produced by the IPCC in 2007 (IPCC 2007). %%EOF However, the combination of late-arriving seasonal rainfall and early drought in October and November of 2006 combined with a period of intense rainfall in December 2006 and January and February of 2007 has wreaked an unusual level of destruction in several parts %PDF-1.6 % 0000003263 00000 n We are eager to see significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and strong efforts to build societies and communities that are resilient and adaptive to climate change impacts. 524 0 obj <>stream But while its strong, theres something more powerful: the voices and the will of the people of Zimbabwe who want change and are working hard to make it, despite obstacles. 0000003309 00000 n 0000003226 00000 n REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA NATIONAL POLICY ON CLIMATE CHANGE April 2016 Ministry of lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. Solutions; 02. On the 3rd of March 2017, Zambia launched its long-awaited National Climate Change Policy aimed at stemming the impact of climate change and subsequent reduction of the countrys annual economic growth due to crop failure and the impact of climate change on energy production. 0000003423 00000 n The health impacts from climate change are expected to be particularly serious in Central and Southern Africa The largest declines in agricultural yields within Africa are anticipated in central South-ern Africa (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola Darker shading represents countries where pro-ductivity reductions resulting from climate change are highest, lighter shading where they are lowest. 0000062602 00000 n An empirical economic assessment of impacts of climate change on agriculture in Zambia, Policy Research Working Paper No. Human-caused climate change is one of the threats to sustainability.. We are already experiencing the effects of a changing climate. 0000073457 00000 n 0000074120 00000 n Zambia has tremendous natural resource wealth but faces increasing threats to its environment, including deforestation and wildlife trafficking, and the effects of climate shocks. Across the globe climate change has caused serious damage to the environment and to human life in general. 0000083585 00000 n 27, August 2006 Rainfall Temperature 1.9mm per month decreased (2.3% per d) 1.3 since 1960 Climate change destabilises the Earths temperature equilibrium and has far-reaching effects on human beings and the environment. 0000008555 00000 n The current study addresses a key component of these issues, the effect of climate change on the road infrastructure of Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia. 0000026018 00000 n AN EMPIRICAL ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON AGRICULTURE IN ZAMBIA1 Suman Jain2 1 An earlier version of this Working Paper was published as CEEPA Discussion Paper number 27. government funded research has declined, including on climate change. 0000067919 00000 n In the village of Lusitu, in the south of Zambia, the returns from farming have diminished due to severe droughts. 0000068582 00000 n 0000026142 00000 n This assessment significantly advances what we know about the impacts of climate change on public health, and the confidence with which we know it. 0000002470 00000 n 0000004571 00000 n Water. MTENR, February 2011. and life as a result of climate change Concerted global action is needed to enable developing countries to adapt to the effects of climate change that are happening now and will worsen in the future. 2011. 514 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<56070DEBC5BDF6499A6837BB64512589>]/Index[501 24]/Info 500 0 R/Length 73/Prev 862396/Root 502 0 R/Size 525/Type/XRef/W[1 2 1]>>stream 0000001196 00000 n hb````a`f`sLRr`d{/p C~+,25:88-@,*ey `>y"LT=x~|zm`q ,43s8k Hb D <3 0000088578 00000 n Signs of Climate Change. climate change issues in Zambia, including climate finance, has broad and high-level support and an interim Climate Change secretariat has already been established to guide its evolution Studies on the economy-wide impacts of climate change are largely donor supported. And the havoc has already arrived. In Zambia, any change in climate can spell disaster. 1. Learn More. In 2009 Zambias Ministry of Finance and Development Planning requested that Zambia become a pilot country under PPCR, which was approved, leading to the availability of funding and other support from PPCR. on Climate Change: It is an international body that assesses climate change and provides best available science on climate change. Zambia has been experiencing adverse impacts of climate change - including an increase in frequency and severity of seasonal droughts, occasional dry spells, increased temperatures in valleys, flash floods and changes in the growing season. The full relationship between fisheries and climate change is difficult to explore due to the context of each fishery and the many pathways that climate change affects. On the 3rd of March 2017, Zambia launched its long-awaited National Climate Change Policy aimed at stemming the impact of climate change and subsequent reduction of the countrys annual economic growth due to crop failure and the impact of climate change on energy production. 0000009776 00000 n 8272 Accesses. Paul S. Chinowsky 1, Amy E. Schweikert 1, Niko L. Strzepek 1 & Ken Strzepek 2 Climatic Change volume 130, pages 49 62 (2015)Cite this article. 501 0 obj <> endobj Jan 5, 2010. The study incorporates a stressor-response approach to estimate the effects of projected precipita- 0000026392 00000 n To be effective, climate change adaptation needs to be mainstreamed across multiple sectors and greater policy coherence is essential. One of the more famous books is the one edited by Pak Sum Low (2005). 0000007960 00000 n 0000079041 00000 n The author wishes to thank the GEF and the World Bank for funding which made this study possible; Dr Ariel Dinar for hb```b``c`g`` B@Q F&~ SA!/+Xs8k@y V=`>(:A(QAULa IX104|ok_]Sq0&=])gIHiE&6 J$OJ -,B2]{,:\xOVqp\;G0cBK;EwRfp_%j National Policy on Climate Change FOREWORD Climate change has emerged as one of the most pressing issues in Zambia affecting socio economic development. endstream endobj 502 0 obj <. While certain effects of climate change can be beneficial, particularly in the short term, current and future effects of climate change pose considerable risks to peoples health and welfare, and the environment. In Zambia, any change in climate can spell disaster. Definition; 04. 0000054978 00000 n As an African country, Zambia has not been spared from the adverse effects of climate change and remains highly vulnerable. 0000079704 00000 n There is now widespread consensus that the Earth is warming at a rate unprece-dented during post hunter-gatherer human existence. 2011. Kyoto Protocol: The Kyoto Protocol is an international legally binding agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which gives legally binding emission reduction Introduction. 3.3.6 TheeffectsoffertilisersubsidiesfromFSPtoFISP 68 3.4 Marketsandmarketingstructures 71 3.4.1 Localanddomesticmarkets 71 3.4.2 Regionalandoverseasexportmarkets 76 defeat the threat of climate change. strengthening resilience to climate change and variability, and reducing agricultures contribution to climate change, and - the barriers to CSA adoption as well as CSA policy gaps It was mentioned that the CSA-IP could focus on three levels of intervention: 1. policy, legal and regulatory framework level, 2. the delivery system level, and 3. 0000094458 00000 n Download PDF. PMRC is optimistic that the Government will ensure coherence between National Development Plans and the implementation of climate change programmes. 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