How to reduce Africa’s undue exposure to climate risks

Paper by Asaf Tzachor, Catherine Richards, Masilin Gudoshava, Patricia Nying’uro, Herbert Misiani, Jemimah G. Ongoma, Yoav Yair, Yacob Mulugetta, Amadou T. Gaye
Published on 14 August 2023

Climate and weather-related disasters, including tropical cyclones, storm surges, floods and droughts, are on the rise. Over the past 50 years, rates have increased fivefold globally, and the damages associated with them have swelled by 70 times1,2. This will only get worse as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of extreme weather. And some places are feeling the brunt much more than others — notably Africa.

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