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New spotlight on climate change in Africa

02.08.2007
Africa has contributed less than any other part of the world to global warming, but is most vulnerable to the consequences. The effects of climate change are already evident on the ground, and the continent's policymakers can no longer afford to ignore it.

SciDev.Net's latest 'spotlight' on climate change in sub-Saharan Africa brings you an overview of the key issues faced by the continent in adjusting to a warming climate: www.scidev.net/climate_africa

Key stakeholders present their views on:

· how African policymakers can begin to tackle climate change;
· what the international community must do to help; and
· how we should focus on the continent's strengths to adapt.
Both an editorial and Patrick Luganda's feature highlight the fact that if adaptation to climate change is to succeed, it must be driven from within Africa.

The spotlight also brings together SciDev.Net's latest news on climate change in Africa, and links to a selection of the Internet's most relevant and useful policy briefs, documents and websites.

For more information on climate change in other parts of the developing world, visit our online climate change dossier.

All SciDev.Net material is free to reproduce provided the organisation and author are credited.

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