Florence Crick, Kate Gannon and Estelle Rouhaud describe the vulnerability of communities, and particularly small and informal businesses, in semi-arid lands. They have great potential to adopt more climate-resilient behaviours, if given targeted support to do so. [more...]
Africa has contributed the least to historic greenhouse gas emissions, yet it is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change. It contains more climate-sensitive economies than other regions of the world. Many parts of the continent will suffer from falls in agricultural productivity, a rising number of people exposed to water and food stress, volatile hydropower resources, flooding of coastal settlements, and possibly a significant expansion of diseases.
Despite these challenges, decisive action on climate change is a development opportunity for Africa. Climate and development finance can be harnessed to catalyse new growth paths, and real growth opportunities exist in new, low-carbon technologies. There is a growing awareness of climate change in Africa, with several countries showing leadership in shifting to a climate compatible development agenda. Capacity and insight exists across the continent that when mobilised and supported will result in action on climate change that’s driven and owned by Africa. You can see a full list of our projects in Africa here.
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