Deforestation

Deforestation
Forests sustain the livelihoods of more than a billion people living in extreme poverty worldwide and provide gainful employment for over 100 million people. At the same time, these forests provide habitat to over 80 percent of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity and help protect watersheds that are crucial for the supply of clean water to most of humanity. In fact, forests have four major rol...
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Waste Management

Waste Management
Rapid urbanisation, industrialisation and economic development from population growth are all contributing to the rise in waste generated from associated activities. Worldwide, 3.5 billion people are without access to waste manage­ment services, and open dumping remains the customary waste-disposal method in most low- and lower middle-income countries. Every year, an estimated 1.3 billion tons of ...
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Agriculture and Food Security

Agriculture and Food Security
Climate change has affected rainfall variability in a way that extreme weather events such as droughts, floods and erratic rainfall has affected agricultural productivity and led to global food insecurity. In response to this, the current course of growth in agricultural production is unsustainable because of its adverse impacts on natural resources and the environment. Faced with the scourge o...
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Climate Education and Practical Action

Climate Education and Practical Action
Although it is responsible for less than four per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions, climate experts are unanimous that Africa’s limited resource capacity makes it most vulnerable to the negative effects of climate change. Yet there is little coverage of climate change issues to engage the youth and general public to understand the socio-economic implications of climate change, their contrib...
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Water Security

Water Security
Water is the main channel through which the impact of climate change will be felt and remains the key to developing successful adaptation strategies. We are already observing changes in freshwater systems around the world with water-related risks coming in the form of some regions having too little, too much, too unreliable or poor quality. While developing countries face all of these risks alo...
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