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We live in a complicated interconnected world, on a continent experiencing considerable economic, social and environmental challenges. Among the most significant of the environmental challenges is climate change.  In Africa, climate change threatens to derail the significant development gains that have been made over the last decades; climate change also threatens future growth and development.

However, all hope is not lost.  Our understanding of climate change improves every year; global governance of the challenge is converging, and countries are making significant efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to a changing climate. 

The goal of this blog is to draw attention to the threats and opportunities presented by climate change including issues related to governance of the global problem.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the articles presented in this blog are those of the individual authors and should not be attributed to the African Development Bank (AfDB).