Rapid global heating, caused by generalised and unrelenting anthropogenic emissions of dangerous Greenhouse is causing unprecedented climate-related shocks in Africa and around the world. Some of these shocks include an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, multi-year droughts, crop failures, a rising number of opportunistic diseases and pandemics.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other experts agree that we must limit anthropogenic global warming below 1.5 degrees to protect the wellbeing of present and future generations. To achieve this objective, we must:
It will take a collective effort by all stakeholders, public and private, to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees. It is a battle we cannot lose. We hope that the stories will inspire you to get involved or double your efforts for a cleaner environment.