Africa is more exposed to climate change risks than any other region in the world. IPCC predicts 1.4 to 4 degree increases by 2099, along with more extreme droughts and rainfall which appear to be already making an impact. From agriculture, to energy, to tourism, to infrastructure, Africa’s economy will need to adapt to new climatic conditions and harness the opportunities presented by green growth.
Adaptation and mitigation require multiple stakeholders from across the public and private sector to understand the science, innovate and work together on new policies, technology and commercial strategies that ensure resilience to the coming changes.
Wasafiri has undertaken a range of work to help stakeholders in Africa respond to the threat of climate change. We have supported African countries engage in climate change negotiations, built capacity on measurement and reporting, and helped numerous organisations develop their individual and collective strategies to boost resilience.