Forest and Climate Change Response in Africa

Forest and Climate Change Response in Africa

Africa is facing serious constraints exacerbated by climate change. Several components of its development are now constrained by this global environmental problem. More important is the fact that the poorest who are less contributor of climate change are the most vulnerable. Response to this global threat needs to address both the causes of the problem (i.e. mitigation actions) and the consequences (known as adaptation to climate change). The 21st Paris Conference of the Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was an important milestone that lead to the development of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) with commitments to mitigate climate change, but also to address vulnerability related to this climate alteration. These efforts in responding to climate change, particularly his mitigation component, are to be done in the context where the continent wants to improve its development.

Authors: Sonwa, D.J.

Topic: climate change, mitigation, forests, natural resources management

Geographic: Africa

Publication Year: 2018

Source: Proceedings of the ASC – TUFS ‘Kickoff’ Symposium, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 3 November 2017. 71-82

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