East Africa region

East Africa region

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Uploaded 13 Oct 2016 by GRID-Arendal
Year: 2016 Author: GRID-Arendal/Nieves Lopez Izquierdo
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The majority of countries in Africa have land that is over 1,500 m above sea level, and therefore classified as mountainous (UNEP 2014). East Africa is home to some of Africa’s most prominent mountains, including Mount Kilimanjaro, Rwenzori, Virunga, Kenya and Elgon, as well as highland regions such as the Ethiopian Highlands and the East Africa Arc. The Congo Nile Ridge,which runs from Bujumbura and southwestern Rwanda and stretches to the Northern Volcano Massif. The East Africa Rift Valley is also a major geological feature of East Africa.
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Tags:
  • Climate Change Effects
  • Climate change impacts on agriculture
  • Contribution to climate change
  • Ecosystem services: Energy
  • Ecosystem services: Tourism
  • Greater Virunga
  • Projected change in the distribution of malaria's vectors
  • Regional institutional arrangements