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    Southern Africa Framework of Subregional Climate Change Programmes

    Due to Southern Africa’s dependency on climate-sensitive sectors such as agriculture and coastal zones, the increased frequency of extreme climate events in the region has contributed to its vulnerability. In order to emphasise the importance of adaptation to this changing climate, the SADC Experts Group prepared the Southern Africa Sub-Regional Framework of Climate Change Programmes in 2010.

    The Framework provides an overview of Southern Africa’s climate situation and programmes aimed at climate change adaptation, mitigation, or capacity building. It collates and analyses existing regional initiatives as a means of facilitating greater synergies between the SADC Secretariat, coordinating body, and national governments. Along with projections for regional climate change, the Framework identifies gaps in current initiatives and suggests steps for further progress toward a comprehensive programme of adaptation and mitigation actions, including training, policy review, and funding mechanism for further initiatives.