Land and environmental degradation and desertification in Africa : issues and options for sustainable economic development with transformation
This document focused on the land and environmental degradation and desertification in Africa; issues and options for sustainable economic development with transformation.
Climate science information and service in Africa : status,gaps and policy implications
Climate variability and change are serious challenges to sustainable development in Africa. The current famine crisis in Somalia and the surrounding region is yet another reminder of how fluctuations in the climate can ...
Climate change and health across Africa : issues and options
This working paper lays out the current state of knowledge regarding direct and indirect impacts of environmental factors on health across Africa. While there are many uncertainties in magnitudes of climate change, ...
Climate change and water resources of Africa : challenges, opportunities and impacts
The paper focuses on the current level of water use by the various sectors and the potential and opportunities for future development. Sensitivity of the water sector to current climate variability and future climate change ...
Fossil fuels in Africa in the context of a carbon constrained future
Africa has considerable reserves of fossil fuels of all kinds: oil, coal and natural gas. Much of this resource is either utilized outside of Africa or some of the resource is not developed at all for use within the ...
Filling the gap : expanding the financing for adaptation under the UNFCCC through a levy on international transport services
The impacts of global warming and climate disruption are currently being experienced in Africa, where more than 150 million people are intensely vulnerable and severely at risk. Africa is the continent that is most vulnerable ...
Contribution of working group III to the fifth assessment report of the intergovernmental panel on climate change: mitigation of climate change
Sustainable development and equity are the basis upon which climate change policies should be assessed and demonstrate the importance of reducing the risk of climate change. Policies to address climate change are interlinked ...
Integrating renewable energy and climate change polices: exploring policy options for Africa
Adaptation to climate change is another challenge to sustainable development in Africa. Even though Africa contributes less than 4% of global GHG emissions, it is disproportionately affected by climate change effects such ...
Vulnerability and climate change hotspots in Africa - mapping based on existing knowledge
The climate of Africa varies from humid tropical climate to hyper-arid Saharan climate. The rainfall is highly variable in space. The coefficient of variation of rainfall is mapped in this paper and it revealed that rainfall ...
Climate change and agriculture : analysis of knowledge gaps and needs
This paper reviews the current status of agricultural production in Africa, the role of agriculture in the economies of African countries and in poverty reduction initiatives, the production trends and the public investments ...