Climate change impacts, adaptation and links to sustainable development in Africa
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IDS Discussion Paper A groundbreaking paper arguing that poor people themselves need to be prioritized in development to ensure more resilient livelihoods and a sustainable environment. Rethinking Environment and Development in Africa and Asia.
Included here is a good and rare example of consideration of environment-development at a broad, holistic scale.
Climate Change and Economic Development
Lopez, Ramon, and Michael Toman. Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability: Oxford University Press, Pays special attention to how policy can be formulated to address pressing issues. African Environment and Development: A good example of environment and development thinking that utilizes case studies to reinforce key points.
A good introduction for environment-development issues in Africa. Sinha, Ajit, and Mitra Siddhartha.
Economic Development, Climate Change and the Environment. It is probable that the increased frequency of recorded disasters is a result of a combination of climatic change and socio-economic and demographic changes. Faidutti What climate change means for Africa Habitats and ecosystems in Africa are currently under threat from a variety of stresses such as deforestation, land degradation and heavy dependence on biomass for energy.
In sub-Saharan Africa over 80 percent of the population depends on traditional biomass for cooking United Nations, Climate change is likely to be an additional stress factor Figures 1 and 2.
The key vulnerable sectors identified by IPCC b include agriculture, food and water. Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to suffer the most not only in terms of reduced agricultural productivity and increased water insecurity, but also in increased exposure to coastal flooding and extreme climatic events, and increased risks to human health.
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The average income per capita in most African countries is lower now than it was 30 years ago. Of the 25 countries in Africa that faced food emergencies inten are currently experiencing civil strife and four are emerging from conflicts.
Conflicts often divert scarce resources into military budgets and away from development needs, and result in high numbers of internally displaced persons and refugees. Wealthier nations that have historically contributed the most to global warming are better able to adapt to the impacts.
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- About this Working Group
Addressing disparities between developed and developing countries is integral to the success of global climate change mitigation and adaptation. Sustainable development in Africa cannot be addressed effectively without accounting for the impacts of climate change on agriculture, conflicts and disease patterns, all of which have particular impact on the poor.
Sustainable development and adaptation are mutually reinforcing; an important conclusion of IPCC is that adaptation measures, if taken up in the sustainable development framework, can diminish negative impacts from future climate change. These goals require good governance; access to technology; investment in innovation; the involvement and commitment of all segments of society; and international, national and regional cooperation. Climate-proof development implies extra costs over and above business as usual and a need to assess and address climate risks in national development programmes.
This means that additional resources are required. Who will provide them, under what mechanisms and in what time frame are the key questions to be answered.