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The task of this group will be to ensure that the TDA Working Group has the critical information on climate change impact and adaptation necessary for inclusion in the TDA and SAP.


Climate change is the major driving environmental force facing regions today. Africa is a vulnerable area. Review of the increase in ocean temperatures shows that the LME regions are warming faster than the ocean average. Tropical species are among the most vulnerable to the impact of warming waters. 

The 2010 Pan African Conference on improving science for Coastal Zone Management under Climate Changes as well as recent efforts on climate change and Fisheries provide starting points for this working group.

The task of this working group will be to ensure that the TDA Working Group has all critical information on the impact of climate change and adaption, necessary for inclusion into TDA and SAP.