TITLE

Climate Change and Africa

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
OECD Journal: General Papers;2009, Vol. 2009 Issue 1, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on how the international community and the African governments should response to the threat of climate change within the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) of current commitments and future negotiations. It relates that the response needs to consider Africa's vulnerability to climate change because of its overdependence on rain-fed agriculture, legitimate development needs and the broader principles of equity and fairness to reduce global green house gas (GHG) emissions. It describes in details the Africa's vulnerabilities to climate risk and discusses the need for mitigation efforts by the developed countries in support for Africa to develop cleaner energy.
ACCESSION #
43565656

 

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