Knowledge Note

Africa’s development and climate agendas are inextricably linked: If unaddressed, climate change and variability will jeopardize Africa’s hard-won development achievements and thwart its aspirations for further growth and poverty reduction. Erosion and coastal flooding are taking lives and reducing productivity in West Africa. They are the most visible evidence of the climate changes affecting the region’s coastal areas. The degradation and vulnerability of coastal areas is a cause of serious concern.

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World Bank Group