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Arab Climate Change Assessment Report -Main Report


The Arab Climate Change Assessment Report — Main Report presents a comprehensive picture of the impact that climate change is expected to have on freshwater resources in the Arab region until the end of the century and how this will affect the vulnerability of water resources, agriculture, natural ecosystems, human settlements and people. The results are based on the outcome of a region-specific integrated assessment that generates regional climate modelling and hydrological modelling projections for the Arab region and for selected subdomains, including some of the region’s major shared surface water basins. These outputs are then used to inform an integrated vulnerability assessment that considers how exposure to climate change over time will affect the vulnerability of five key sectors and nine subsectors in the Arab region, in the absence of adaptation or any mitigating measures. Case studies findings examining flood frequency, droughts, crop productivity and human health are also summarized in the report. This publication is complemented by a Technical Annex and forms the core part of the series of RICCAR publications.

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The central aim of this Regional Knowledge Hub is to provide access to information that can facilitate cooperation, coordination, dialogue and exchange among Arab States, organizations and stakeholder and to support awareness raising as well as regional networking and exchange on issues related to climate change and water resources in the region. Access to RICCAR assessment findings and associated datasets is being made available on this Regional Knowledge Hub, which is comprised of two open-access components: a website and a data portal. This online platform complements, and builds upon, the findings and processes already presented in the main report and its technical annex, as well as the series of publications that elaborate further on the work being pursued collectively under RICCAR.