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Tackling Adaptation Challenges: Critical Step towards Sustainable Energy Sectors in the EAC

This breifing paper discusses how climate change has affected the production of hydropower in the East African Community (EAC) countries. In Uganda for instance, lower water levels in Lake Victoria reduced power generation by 50 MW which costed 1.3 percentage points of GDP growth to the “Pearl of Africa”. Effective implementation of UNFCCC instruments like National Adaption Programs of Action (NAPA) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) can support adaptative action.