HOW IS AFRICA PARTICIPATING IN THE GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE NEGOTIATION

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BERG Eugène

by Eugène BERG

2015-12-18
 
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Africa is already the continent most affected by climate  change. While all the developing countries together are  responsible for only 7%  of  greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Africa’s proportion is even lower, around 2%, yet the developing countries, those  in Africa particularly, must undergo 75% of the effects of climate change. Among the most vulnerable are, first of all, Madagascar•1, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Malawi. Many areas like the Sahel-Sahara belt are feeling the effects along with their stream of geopolitical consequences:  crises,  rise  in   terrorism,  territorial    destabilisation, trafficking and climate-related migrations. In West Africa, temperatures could rise by between 3 and 6 degrees as early as 2040•2. These findings have been established over and over.

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