This brief is produced as part of the scoping work in EQUINET on the distributional consequences for current and future wellbeing of projected trends in selected extractives. This paper focuses on climate change and its relations to extractives and health equity and presents: The current situation and projected trends related to climate change in east and southern Africa (ESA); the implications for the health of current and future generations of these trends and the policy choices and alternatives to respond to these trends and the factors that influence policy design and uptake of choices. ESA contributes the least of any world region to global greenhouse gas emissions yet will be more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change than any other region. The global focus on mitigation does not adequately address the policy concerns or resources for adaptation, which is the priority articulated in the region.
Equity in health, Values, policies and rights, Health equity in economic and trade policies, Governance and participation in health
Title of publication Trends in climate, extractives and health equity in the east and southern Africa
Date of publication
Climate, extractives, projections; east and southern Africa
East and southern Africa region
Equinet Publication Type