Climate change will amplify the existing risks and create new risks for natural and socio-economic systems. These risks are unevenly distributed and experienced. They are often greater for the disadvantaged or marginalised people (particularly women and girls), and also depend on the geographic location of these communities or ecological systems, such as coasts or mountains. Failing to assess climate risks—current and future—can lead to resource wastage, or worse, maladaptation.
Considering the climate crisis we are in right now, it is time the SAPCC and sub-regional climate actions are formulated on the basis of holistic and comprehensive climate risk assessments to enable effective and targeted adaptation measures, and build resilience.
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