EGU General Assembly 2022
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AGRICA - Climate Risk Profiles for Sub-Saharan Africa

Stephanie Gleixner1, Julia Tomalka1, Stefan Lange1, and Christoph Gornott1,2
Stephanie Gleixner et al.
  • 1Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Climate Resilience, Germany (
  • 2University of Kassel

Many countries recognise the importance of adaptation to climate change, but have limited access to reliable information on climate impacts and risks which should inform the selection of adaptation strategies. The AGRICA Climate Risk Profiles (CRPs) provide a condensed overview of present and future climate impacts and climate risks for different sectors. Based on projections from four climate models under two Greenhouse Gas emission scenarios, climate and climate impact data from the ISIMIP project is used to assess changes in climate, water resources, agriculture, infrastructure, ecosystems and human health. To date, CRPs have been published for 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and further CRPs are currently being developed both under the AGRICA project as well as in collaboration with external organisations. The CRPs are intended to inform decision makers from governments, international institutions, civil society, academia and the private sector regarding the risks of climate impacts in key sectors. The findings can feed into national and sub-national climate adaptation planning including NDC and NAP development, implementation and review, but also provide useful information and evidence at other strategic planning and implementation levels.

How to cite: Gleixner, S., Tomalka, J., Lange, S., and Gornott, C.: AGRICA - Climate Risk Profiles for Sub-Saharan Africa, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-11337,, 2022.