Climate change impacts on Namibias natural resources and economy
作者: Reid, HannahSahlen, LindaStage, JesperMacGregor, James
刊名: Climate Policy, 2008, Vol.8 (5)
来源数据库: Earthscan Journal
DOI: 10.3763/cpol.2008.0521
关键词: Africaclimate changeeconomicsemploymentenvironmental impactmainstreamingNamibianatural resourcespovertyvulnerabilityAfriquechangement climatiqueemploiimpact environnementalintégrationNamibiepauvretépolitique économiqueressources naturellesvulnérabilité
英文摘要: Climate change is likely to exacerbate the dry conditions already experienced in southern Africa. When rainfall does come, it is likely to be in bursts of greater intensity, leading to erosion and flood damage. However, these predictions have had very little influence on policy in southern African countries. Computable general equilibrium (CGE) model simulations for Namibia indicate that over 20 years, annual losses to the Namibian economy could be up to 5% of GDP, due to the impact that climate change will have on its natural resources alone. This will affect the poorest people the most, with resulting constraints on employment opportunities and declining wages, especially for unskilled labour in rural areas. Namibia must take steps to ensure that all its policies and activities are...
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  • economy 经济
  • resources 资源
  • natural 自然的
  • change 变化