Africa hit hardest by global warming despite its low greenhouse gas emissions

Kifle, Temesgen (2008). Africa hit hardest by global warming despite its low greenhouse gas emissions. In: Building a Common Future: The African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific 31st AFSAAP conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (). 26-28 November 2008.


Author Kifle, Temesgen
Title of paper Africa hit hardest by global warming despite its low greenhouse gas emissions
Conference name Building a Common Future: The African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific 31st AFSAAP conference
Conference location Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Conference dates 26-28 November 2008
Publication Year 2008
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Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary There is now overwhelming scientific evidence that the earth is warming and its consequence is significant for countries with limited human, institutional and financial capacity to adapt to and cope with change. Africa hit hardest by global warming despite contributing very little to global climate change. Given the limited human and capital resources, many countries in Africa have been making efforts to cope with climate change; however, integrated and sustainable measures should be taken by developed nations and international organisations to help Africa mitigate the effects of global warming. Though the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is to help developing countries to achieve sustainable development by allowing developed countries invest in climate mitigation projects in developing countries, Africa is currently getting a meagre share as countries like China, India and Brazil gain strong competitive advantage.
Subjects 1402 Applied Economics
0401 Atmospheric Sciences
0599 Other Environmental Sciences
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Presented during Session 10.

 
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