Consider the varied and complex nature of the potential challenges that climate change
poses to policy makers. Identify and discuss one possible social or economic benefit to
South Africa of the successful implementation of the South African Climate Change
Tourism may be harmed as a result of habitat loss and biodiversity loss, as well as changes in temperature, humidity, and malaria risk, and it represents the largest potential economic loss because tourism accounts for up to 10% of GDP. Significant reductions in river flow are projected in the southern and western catchments, leading in a halving of the area suitable for the country's biomes, with enormous biodiversity losses.