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News New reports on climate change impact in 10 developing countries (Durban)

A series of reports examining the impact of climate change in 23 countries has been launched on the sidelines of the UN climate talks in Durban. South Africa.

The reports produced by the UK Met Office Hadley Centre assess the latest research and make projections using a comprehensive range of 21 climate models also used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

There are 10 developing countries among the 23, which is a mix of major economies and those particularly vulnerable to climate change. Most studies on vulnerable and developing countries are based on single climate models or limited variables making the projections not that authoritative and comprehensive.



Each report contains:

  • A description of key features of national weather and climate, including an analysis of new data on extremes
  • An assessment of how man-made climate change has altered the risk of temperature extremes
  • A prediction of future climate conditions, based on climate model projections used in the Fourth Assessment Report from the IPCC.
  • The potential impacts of climate change, based on results from the UK's Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change programme (AVOID) and supporting literature.

You can download the latest version of the reports:

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News type Inbrief
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Keyword(s) climate change
Geographical coverage Egypt, Turkey, Spain, France, Italy
News date 08/12/2011
Working language(s) ENGLISH