To avoid another deadly landslide in a coastal town, Africa needs to take collective action against climate change.
Dr. Richard Munang is the United Nations Environment Africa Regional Climate Change Programme Coordinator. He is responsible for guiding the optimal a... ctualisation of UN Environment’s climate resilient development objectives for Africa through coordinating implementation of diverse projects in adaptation and mitigation in key economic sectors especially agriculture, and energy as well as informing strategy and policy development from project lessons. Dr. Munang holds a PhD in Environmental Change & Policy from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. He has participated in a wide variety of research projects and has published over 300 articles in international peer reviewed journals and magazines.
The continent’s future lies in the hands of the youth who can successfully harness agriculture and clean energy.
Africa needs financing for development projects that will operationalise the development strategies.
Much needs to be done before the 2015 climate change conference in Paris.
Africa should not wait to take action on global warming.
New studies point to extreme environmental disruptions in store for Africa, prompting leaders to seek regional remedies.
To avoid potentially massive human suffering, countries must improve their climate change policies.
With climate change exacerbating the food insecurity crisis, the solutions to feeding Africa lie with itself.
Climate change predictions show a very bleak future for Africa. Funding for adaptation should be on the global agenda.