A status quo, vulnerability and adaptation assessment of the physical and socio-economic effects of climate change in the Western Cape

 

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dc.contributor.author Midgley, G F
dc.contributor.author Chapman, R A
dc.contributor.author Hewitson, B
dc.contributor.author Johnston, P
dc.contributor.author de Wit, M
dc.contributor.author Ziervogel, G
dc.contributor.author Mukheibir, P
dc.contributor.author van Niekerk, L
dc.contributor.author Tadross, M
dc.contributor.author van Wilgen, B W
dc.contributor.author Kgope, B
dc.contributor.author Morant, P D
dc.contributor.author Theron, A
dc.contributor.author Scholes, R J
dc.contributor.author Forsyth, G G
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-19T09:07:08Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-19T09:07:08Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Midgley, G.F., Chapman, R.A., Hewitson, B., Johnston, P., de Wit, M., …, Forsyth, G.G. (2005). A Status Quo, Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment of the Physical and Socio-economic Effects of Climate Change in the Western Cape. Report to the Western Cape Government, Cape Town, South Africa. CSIR Report No. ENV-S-C 2005-073, Stellenbosch. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17144
dc.description.abstract The South African Country Study on Climate Change, carried out in the late 1990’s, identified the Northern and Western Cape Provinces as being most at risk from projected climate change-induced warming and rainfall change (results of this study are summarized in South Africa’s initial National Communication, prepared in accordance with Article 12 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: www.environment.gov.za/Documents/Documents/2005Feb22/NatCom_Nov%202003%20(b). doc ). However, this study was based on a limited set of model projections of climate change that have now been superseded by projections using more advanced techniques. In this study we have carried out a broad reassessment of the vulnerability of the Western Cape to climate change impacts, using a wider range of climate scenarios from more sophisticated climate models, and for a range of sectors (with the exception of agriculture and fisheries, according to our brief). We also identify some key adaptive strategies that might alleviate or avoid the worst impacts of climate change in some sectors. We conclude that further detailed study of some of the implications of these findings will be necessary to explore these and further strategies in order to guide policy development. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.subject vulnerability and adaptation assessment en_ZA
dc.subject physical and socio-economic effects en_ZA
dc.subject climate change en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa en_ZA
dc.title A status quo, vulnerability and adaptation assessment of the physical and socio-economic effects of climate change in the Western Cape en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-02-16T09:31:22Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Discussion paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Midgley, G. F., Chapman, R. A., Hewitson, B., Johnston, P., de Wit, M., Ziervogel, G., ... Forsyth, G. G. (2005). <i>A status quo, vulnerability and adaptation assessment of the physical and socio-economic effects of climate change in the Western Cape</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17144 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Midgley, G F, R A Chapman, B Hewitson, P Johnston, M de Wit, G Ziervogel, P Mukheibir, et al <i>A status quo, vulnerability and adaptation assessment of the physical and socio-economic effects of climate change in the Western Cape.</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre, 2005. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17144 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Midgley GF, Chapman RA, Hewitson B, Johnston P, de Wit M, Ziervogel G, et al. A status quo, vulnerability and adaptation assessment of the physical and socio-economic effects of climate change in the Western Cape. 2005 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17144 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Working Paper AU - Midgley, G F AU - Chapman, R A AU - Hewitson, B AU - Johnston, P AU - de Wit, M AU - Ziervogel, G AU - Mukheibir, P AU - van Niekerk, L AU - Tadross, M AU - van Wilgen, B W AU - Kgope, B AU - Morant, P D AU - Theron, A AU - Scholes, R J AU - Forsyth, G G AB - The South African Country Study on Climate Change, carried out in the late 1990’s, identified the Northern and Western Cape Provinces as being most at risk from projected climate change-induced warming and rainfall change (results of this study are summarized in South Africa’s initial National Communication, prepared in accordance with Article 12 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: www.environment.gov.za/Documents/Documents/2005Feb22/NatCom_Nov%202003%20(b). doc ). However, this study was based on a limited set of model projections of climate change that have now been superseded by projections using more advanced techniques. In this study we have carried out a broad reassessment of the vulnerability of the Western Cape to climate change impacts, using a wider range of climate scenarios from more sophisticated climate models, and for a range of sectors (with the exception of agriculture and fisheries, according to our brief). We also identify some key adaptive strategies that might alleviate or avoid the worst impacts of climate change in some sectors. We conclude that further detailed study of some of the implications of these findings will be necessary to explore these and further strategies in order to guide policy development. DA - 2005 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - vulnerability and adaptation assessment KW - physical and socio-economic effects KW - climate change KW - South Africa LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2005 T1 - A status quo, vulnerability and adaptation assessment of the physical and socio-economic effects of climate change in the Western Cape TI - A status quo, vulnerability and adaptation assessment of the physical and socio-economic effects of climate change in the Western Cape UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17144 ER - en_ZA


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