Understanding infrastructure development: the African Case

Mahmoud, Mahmoud (2018) Understanding infrastructure development: the African Case. In: [Presented at the IIASA South Africa Workshop]. From: IIASA South Africa Workshop: assessing the impact of road development on natural capital, 16 January 2018, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Planned infrastructure development, including over 25 million kilometers of new roads, of which 90% will be built in developing regions between now and 2050, are expected to have major implications for conservation and development policy on a pan-African scale. At the same time, there is little empirical understanding of ecosystem and land-use changes induced by road development across Africa. Specifically, the dynamic ecological impacts of roads on flora, fauna, and the functioning of the various ecosystems, from tropical and savanna forests to savanna grasslands and semi-arid areas, are not sufficiently known. The impacts on the critical services that these ecosystems provide for the African population are also yet to be determined.

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Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2019 01:56
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050104 Landscape Ecology @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment @ 25%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring @ 25%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960511 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Urban and Industrial Environments @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences @ 50%
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