Climate change

Something new from Africa? Our decade to shape the African century
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Politics and Society Something new from Africa? Our decade to shape the African century

The 21st century will be the African century: African cities and youth populations are exploding! The climate crisis threatens the continent. Africa stands at a pivotal point in its history – the choices Africans make in the next decade will shape the nature of the African century and influence the wider world.

Why decreasing emissions further is not Africa’s solution to the climate threat
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Politics and Society Why decreasing emissions further is not Africa’s solution to the climate threat

Africa contributes less than 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions which is why many feel the fight against climate change is the responsibility of the first world. UNEP however details that no other continent will be struck as severely by the impacts of climate change as Africa due to its considerably limited adaptive capacity

Climate victims: Grand-Lahou, an Ivorian tourist destination is washing away
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Politics and Society Climate victims: Grand-Lahou, an Ivorian tourist destination is washing away

For the past decades rising sea levels and coastal erosion have threatened the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people across West Africa. The sea has swallowed the coastline of Grand-Lahou’s old town at a pace of 1-to-2 meters a year to the extent that only one habitable village remains partially intact.