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Climate Change Strategy for the Nairobi Convention

Climate Change Strategy for the Nairobi Convention

This document details a comprehensive programme of action for the Nairobi Convention to address its Climate Change Strategy developed in 2015. Recent assessment of available information indicates that the western Indian Ocean region (WIO) will follow global trends with regards to changes predicted as a result of climate change including the frequency, intensity, and temporal and spatial variability of rainfall, cyclones and tropical storms.

An increase in the frequency and amplitude of tidal ranges, storms and cyclones will result in floods and the destruction of property, high rates of coastal erosion, saline water intrusion, reduced economic opportunities and habitat loss. Other impacts of climate change such as increased sea temperatures and the acidification of oceans are likely to have a dramatic effects on species and ecosystems.

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