Climate Change And The Development Challenge In Africa

Without action climate change would present serious threats to African development in the decades ahead. Some regions of the continent could see lose up to 15% of their GDP by 2050. By 2030, it’s estimated that up to 118 million extremely poor people will face devastating consequences from climate change. However, the AfDB projects that there are great benefits in macroeconomic stability, job creation, and decreased negative impacts of climate change where robust mitigation action is taken. What the state of government action in Africa? What opportunities resources exist in policy and structure exist for collective action?