Africa in a changing global environment: perspectives of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in Africa

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE EDITOR(S): S.S.Mutanga, T.Simelane, N.Pophiwa
KEYWORDS: AFRICA, CLIMATE CHANGE, GREEN ECONOMY
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8066
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/2648

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Abstract

Africa is one continent severely affected by the ravaging effects of global environment change yet it is least responsible for this. The continent's rural and urban poor are particularly vulnerable to reduced agricultural production, worsening food security, increased incidence of both flooding and drought, spreading of disease and heightening risk of conflict over scarce land and water resources. As such this timely book consisting of chapters authored by scholars from multidisciplinary backgrounds provides the reader a variety of contexts from which to understand the impacts of global environmental change and how affected African communities are adapting an mitigating the scourge. In addition it discusses different models for mitigation and adaptation applicable to local contexts.