Africa and climate change: Adaptation and mitigation
Although Africa’s carbon footprint is currently relatively small, the continent is severely vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Therefore, African countries need to take the necessary steps now to ensure a sustainable future.
What you will learn:
- How climate change is expected to impact the African continent over the next three decades.
- The climate change vulnerabilities of four important African nations, and how these should be addressed.
- Where there is scope for private sector involvement in the fight against global warming.
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