Implications for Africa

Africa, more than any other region in the word, will be without a doubt, the most harshly affected by the negative effects of climate change. As a result, the stakes are high in the struggle to preserve the continent's climate. The number of challenges faced by the continent - a population boom estimated to reach 9 billion in 2050, runaway urbanization, food insecurity, unemployment, etc. - in spite of the evident economic growth observed over the past 15 years, however, add to the severity of the situation.
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"Africa is our workplace and our home... It's the millions of lives and livelihoods at stake."

Solomon Asamoah, AfDB Vice-President

Jan. 2015

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