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Mitigation: What’s in it for Africa?
This briefing was initially prepared in advance of the European Capacity Building Initiative (ecbi) workshops for Francophone and Anglophone Africa which were held respectively in Dakar, Senegal (21 to 23 July 2009) and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (18 to 20 August 2009). It was later updated to reflect feedback from the above workshops.
Climate change is real and its impacts are being observed around the world. These impacts are aready vivid in Africa and will be even more intense on the continent than other regions with many African countries suffering from the impacts of extreme weather events such as droughts, heat waves and floods with greater frequency and intensity. This combination of higher vulnerability and lower adaptive capacity could threaten past development gains and constrain future economic progress and development particularly for many Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Africa, which are not driving the problem in any way.