PTB published a study about the role of quality infrastructure for climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa. The study analyzes the contribution and significance of quality infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa for both climate change mitigation and adaptation to climate change. At the same time, the study analyses the potentials, opportunities and chances in different sectors. You can download the study here.
Quality infrastructure services are required to ensure product quality as well as process and system efficiency across a broad range of sectors which are relevant for climate change mitigation and adaptation to climate change. At the same time, they are needed to generate reliable information for monitoring climate change, thus creating the basis for decision-making and the definition of appropriate adaptation measures. The published study identifies the need for quality infrastructure services in times of climate change for six selected sectors deemed highly relevant for climate change mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
Sub-Saharan Africa is a relevant and important study topic in the context of quality infrastructure for climate change mitigation and adaptation to climate change. While it is one of the least greenhouse gas-emitting regions in the world, meaning that mitigation measures have not ranked high on the polticial agenda to date, the region faces a multitude of risks because of climate change. In view of this, taking systematic and comprehensive approaches for both mitigation and adaptation is of fundamental importance for the future socioeconomic development of these countries and contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).