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Ghana's climate vulnerability profile (English)

5 Jun 2024

Climate change is expected to exacerbate poverty across the globe, particularly for the poorestcountries. Extreme weather events are expected to become more frequent and more harmful.There is limited evidence suggesting that richer countries cope or adapt to warming conditions(Burke, Hsiang, and Miguel 2015). Additionally, despite technological progress and increasedexposure to warmer conditions the global response to climate change has not notably improved(ibid). Wealthier economies may be less vulnerable to the severe impacts of climate change,potentially impeding proactive adaptation efforts (ibid). As a result, projections indicate thatrising temperatures will disproportionately affect the world's poorest countries, whichcoincidentally tend to be the warmest countries as well. This underscores the urgent need toaddress climate change impacts, particularly in regions with limited resources to cope with itseffects.
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Desjonqueres,Chloe Genevieve Helene, Zhao,Hongxi, Kosmidou-Bradley,Walker Turnbull, Corral Rodas,Paul Andres

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Ghana's climate vulnerability profile
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Advisory Services & Analytics
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United States of America
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GH-Pasa Poverty Monitoring -- P179858
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TF0C2187-Ghana climate change spatial and distribution impacts on welfare
Inclusive Growth,Gender,Human Development and Gender,Data Development and Capacity Building,Economic Policy,Rural Development,Social Protection,Social Development and Protection,Economic Growth and Planning,Private Sector Development,Public Sector Management,Urban and Rural Development,Geospatial Services,Data production, accessibility and use,Spatial Growth,Public Private Partnerships,Social Safety Nets
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EFI-AFR2-POV-Poverty and Equity (EAWPV)
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