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...]
Burkina Faso is acutely vulnerable to climate change and its vulnerability set to remain stable between 2010 and 2030 (DARA; Climate Vulnerability Monitor, 2012). It is ranked 181th on the Human Development Index (UNDP; Human Development Index, 2014). Burkina Faso’s CO2 emissions are 0.1 tonnes per capita, while the global average is 4.9 tonnes per capita (World Bank; World Development Indicators: Energy dependency, efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions, 2010).