This course explores why climate change adaptation is important in the African context. Africa is considered one to be one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change. Historically, climate-related hazards such as drought, flooding, pest and disease outbreaks, coastal storms and heat waves have had devastating impacts on people and the environment in which they live. Often the damage knocks back progress that has been made in social and economic development, slowing down the achievement of development goals. Climate models suggest that many of these climatic hazards will intensify as the global climate warms. Building resilience to climate risks, through adaptation, is critically important for future development in Africa.
Climate Adaptation in AfricaUniversity of Cape Town
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TOP REVIEWS FROM CLIMATE ADAPTATION IN AFRICA
Very informative course, well-planned lectures and content. Thank you
Extremely good and insightful content on an equally pressing issue providing countless examples and progress markers to ensure your understanding.
A comprehensive introduction to the current and potential long-term effects of climate change on the socio-economic well-being of the African continent.
i learnt a lot from this course. not only do i know more about climate change impacts on the environment, but also how to mitigate risks related to climate change and how to adapt to those risks.
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