Is Africa Investing enough in understanding its climate impacts for development?

by Sophie Mbugua

The world meteorological organisation (WMO), says that the quality and quantity of weather information and forecast in Africa is well below the required minimum and it’s not able to it not able early warning services.

Floods, and droughts are becoming frequent and intense, but is Africa Investing enough in understanding how its climate impacts have changed in the past, present and the future projection critical in informing its projected development?

Also read: are floods, landslides, and drought dragging Kenyans to poverty and killing them mentally?

On today’s podcast, James Kinyangi, the coordinator for the climate and development special funds for Africa at the African development bank and Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla, a lead author at the intergovernmental panel on climate change – IPCC – and currently the research chair in climate change science at the African Institute for mathematical sciences Rwanda tacks us through the status of the investment in climate change information and how this is impacting the continents future developments plans.

This Episode is part of a five-part green economy series made possible by a collaboration between the Africa Climate Conversations and the continent’s premier development finance institution – the African Development Bank Group, particularly its climate change and green growth department.

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1 comment

Kondi November 17, 2020 - 10:21 am

That’s a vert good Work.
Congratulations to the team.


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