WIOMSA in partnership with the Stimson Center has released a new report on “Measuring Multidimensional Climate Risks in East Africa’s Coastal Cities,” with case studies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Mombasa, Kenya.
The report was launched at COP 26 in Glasgow Scotland on the 3rd of November where the Climate and Ocean Risk Vulnerability Index (CORVI) team, led by Sally Yozell, was joined by Dr. Andrew Komba from the Vice President’s Office in Tanzania on a panel which spotlighted the findings from the report and discussed climate risk to coastal cities.
The report provides a detailed assessment of how climate change is impacting East Africa’s coastal cities, with studies in Dar es Salaam and Mombasa. The report findings are based on 100 surveys and 70 expert interviews. It provides decision makers with a holistic risk picture to help them prioritize action. Both the Mombasa and Dar es Salaam risk profiles showcase how urbanization and climate change are combining to increase vulnerability across the cityscape and provide detailed recommendations to help decision makers balance economic development in coastal cities with the natural environment, all while building resilience to the growing threat posed by climate change.