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Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) 2011-2015
Improving the lives of the poor and stabilizing the earth’s climate are two intertwined challenges for the 21st century. Climate change is a global issue that affects different regions of the world to different extents. For Africa, where many economies depend largely on rain-fed agriculture, growing numbers of increasingly severe climate events (flood and drought) threaten production and food security. Climate change is depleting Africa’s renewable natural resources: land, water and forests. Growing water scarcity, particularly where many bodies of water cross national boundaries, not only threatens the already limited agricultural productivity but also raises the spectra of food insecurity and resource-based conflict.