Vulnerability of rural communities to climate change in South Africa

Vulnerability of rural communities to climate change in South Africa
Fiscal & Financial Commission
South Africa

The aim of this study was to make the case for introducing fiscal mechanisms that support rural development objectives by facilitating increased resilience to climate change in rural areas by establishing the impact of climate change on agriculture productivity on rural economies and municipalities, the vulnerability of municipalities to climate change, and to assess and provide recommendations on financial and fiscal policy measures and instruments that can be used to ameliorate the impact of climate change in the rural areas.