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The Cost of Climate Change and Africa’s Future

A number of world leaders are coming together in Paris to reach an agreement that will put us on course to limit global warming to 2oC above pre-industrial levels. As this happens, the continent is faced with a barrage of challenges that are unprecedented in their scale and complexity. These include poverty, ecological degradation, food insecurity, population growth, youth unemployment, and of course climate change, which will dramatically define the contours of the continent in the years to come. As the African proverb goes: “When the music changes, so does the dance”.

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CoP21 and what is at stake for Africa: reconsidering approaches

In less than 100 days, the world is expected to agree upon a new climate protocol which will succeed the Kyoto protocol and govern the global climate regime post 2020. In investigating Africa’s stake in this global compact, the continent’s priorities within the context of available developmental and negotiating mechanisms should be considered given the vulnerability of this region to climate change impacts.

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Africa Skies: An untapped, underutilised glaring opportunity

Under the changing climate no stone need to be left unturned. A liberalized African commercial airspace and developed airports represent an authentic, relatively affordable under exploited route for enhancing transport connectivity in the region, growing domestic and international trade, including trade in agriculture and affordable transportation in the continent, thus contributing toward inclusive socio-economic development for Africa