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VIDEO: Accelerating Adaptation in Africa

Africa’s climate is already changing: average land temperatures have increased by more than 1°C since pre-industrial times, sea levels are rising and extreme weather events, such as storms and droughts, are becoming more frequent. Further climate change is inevitable. Adapting to its impacts is essential for African societies to develop sustainably.

CDKN has interviewed leading African scientists and climate change adaptation practitioners, to identify local solutions that can be learnt from and scaled up, to accelerate adaptation and contribute to a more climate-resilient future.

This video will be shown during the Africa anchoring event of the Climate Adaptation Summit on 25th January 2021. Hosted by the Netherlands, the online international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 on 25 and 26 January convenes global leaders and local stakeholders. It will see the launch of a comprehensive Adaptation Action Agenda that sets out clear commitments to deliver concrete new endeavours and partnerships to make our world more resilient to the effects of climate change. Read more and register at:

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