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Climate Change And Sustainable Development Summary Of The Scoping Study1
Document begins: CLIMATE CHANGE and SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SUMMARY OF THE SCOPING STUDY1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The International Institute for Environment and Development together with the Regional and International Networking Group members in India, Kenya and Senegal carried out a consultation exercise to identify the priority research and policy issues for the most vulnerable countries and communities in different regions in the South. The main findings of the scoping study are: · Priority geographic areas in terms of likely climate change impacts are: South Asia - semi- arid lands (India and Pakistan), coastal zones (Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka), mountainous areas (Nepal, Bhutan and N. Pakistan), floodplains of major rivers (India and Bangladesh); East Africa - semi-arid lands (Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Tanzania), coastal zones (Kenya and Tanzania), floodplains (Kenya, Sudan and Uganda), mountainous areas (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania) and West Africa- semi-arid lands in the Sahelian countries, coastal zones and floodplains (Senegal and Gambia). · Climate change impacts and adaptation require `mainstreamed' into development planning and practice from the global to national and local levels. Critical research questions and knowledge gaps relate to information about how climate change impacts may hinder achievement of national development objectives and how adaptation may help ...