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Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in Africa

The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC), representing independent scientific institutions across the continent, met in Yaounde, Cameroon, to discuss and document
expected impacts and formulate policy recommendations in the context of climate change projected for the 21st century. The key themes of concern and recommendations that emerged from these discussions are as follows:
• Africa is particularly sensitive to and facing the consequences of the impacts of climate change due to the level of existing vulnerabilities even though it has little contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions;
• Projected impacts of climate change will exacerbate existing challenges, affecting the realisation of some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
• There is urgent need for appropriate local and regional adaptive actions; and
• There will be severe additional costs if action is not taken now.

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