Using Climate Information to Achieve long-term Development Objectives for African Ports
Within this policy brief the focus is on port infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa. It investigates the climate change risks, the use of climate services in decision-making and makes recommendations for actions to enhance the resilience of port infrastructure. It summarises a more comprehensive paper prepared to support the scoping phase of the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) programme for the ports sector. Given the relative scarcity of information on the processes and tools used by African ports for decision-making, further research and engagement with the industry is a central recommendation. This will be core to building an evidence base to steer further practical actions. Building on existing stakeholder networks and on the body of existing research will be important to maximise the value of future research.