SUMMARY: The report provides a detailed analysis of the capacity of vulnerable communities, workers and businesses to adjust to climate change-related impacts in the coal, metals, transport-based petroleum, agricultural value chain and tourism sectors. The report assesses the literature on vulnerability in South Africa and provides a review of the available data, primarily for the affected workers and, where relevant, communities and small businesses. It contributes to Sector Jobs Resilience Plans (SJRPs) by indicating both where developments warrant a programmatic response, and the needs of vulnerable groups as they seek a viable adjustment.
KEY FINDING / RECOMMENDATIONS: The report identifies four key dimensions of vulnerability: income and financial assets; physical assets; human capital; and social capital. It then explores potential impacts around climate-change and identifies vulnerable groups within each value chain. It reviews climate change risks and policies aimed at mitigating them. Potential impacts on the value chain are analysed and the number, nature and location of livelihoods that stand to be threatened as a result. The report identifies the vulnerable groups within the value chain and analyses their scope in responding to potential effects on their jobs and businesses.