Note 4: The climate, development, and poverty nexus in Africa
This note explores the climate, development, and poverty nexus, and discusses some of the intricacies behind low adaptive capacity in African countries. Recognizing that this is a very complex set of issues that is still being researched and understood, the note focuses on three themes:
1. the impact of poverty on vulnerability to climate change;
2. the impact of climate variability on poverty; and
3. the impact of development on adaptive capacity.
In discussing these themes, examples are drawn from countries in the Sahel, eastern Africa, and southern Africa.