Climate Change

Africa and climate change: Exiled by emissions

The impacts of climate change are making the continent even more vulnerable

Published: Thursday 31 May 2018
Source: UNHCR
Source: UNHCR Source: UNHCR

Africa in the throes of climate change

Ghana: Joseph Opoku Gakpo and Kundan Pandey
Uganda: Lominda Afedraru
Kenya: Leopold Obi, Maina Waruru and Shruti Agarwal
Madagascar: Rivonala Razafison
South Africa: Munyaradzi Makoni
South Sudan: Julius N Uma
Ethiopia: Mekonnen Teshome Tollera
Malawi: George Mhango
Zambia: Christine Chisha
Tanzania: Saujanya Shrivastav
India: Vibha Varshney, Shreeshan Venkatesh, Swati Singh Sambyal, Snigdha Das, Rajit Sengupta, Akshit Sangomla, Aditya Misra and Ajay Kumar Saxena

Down To Earth writers travelled across Africa to chronicle climate change. Their dispatches point to a great churning in the continent. Starting from a herder to an environment minister, from a fishing community to a disaster manager, everybody is overwhelmed by the impacts of climate change.

Africa is the least responsible continent for global warming, but it is the most vulnerable to its impacts. While many African countries are proactively taking up adaptation and mitigation steps, the developed countries need to support the continent in its existential crisis

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