Climate change profile: Greater Horn of Africa

This climate change profile is designed to help integrate climate actions into development activities. It complements the publication ‘Climate-smart = Future-Proof! – Guidelines for Integrating climate-smart actions into development policies and activities’ and provides answers to some of the questions that are raised in the step-by-step approach in these guidelines. The current and expected effects of climate change differ locally, nationally and regionally. The impacts of climate change effects on livelihoods, food and water security, ecosystems, infrastructure etc. differ per country and region as well as community and individual, with gender a particularly important vulnerability factor. This climate change profile provides a brief analysis of climate change vulnerability and adaptive capacity in the countries in the Greater Horn of Africa region (GHA): Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan.