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Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience

Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. June 2013
  • This report focuses on the risks of climate change to development in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and South Asia. Building on the 2012 report, Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided, this new scientific analysis examines the likely impacts of present day (0.8C), 2C and 4C warming on agricultural production, water resources, coastal ecosystems and cities across these regions. It finds many significant climate and development impacts are already being felt in some regions, and in some cases multiple threats of increasing extreme heat waves, sea-level rise, more severe storms, droughts and floods are expected to have further severe negative implications for the poorest.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Drought, Ecosystems, Floods, Food security, Groundwater, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water demand, Water scarcity, Water security
  • Main target audience: Advocacy campaigns coordinators, Communicators, Governments, International community, Media, Policy makers, Political leaders
  • Main purpose: Advocacy, Impact evaluation, Prospective
  • Type of resource: Glossary, Impact study, Scenario report
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Published in 2015