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The Impact of Climate Change on Sub-Sahara Africa

Case Studies in Cameroon, Nigeria and Uganda


Edited By Chukwuemeka Christopher Opara and Bernard Palmer Kfuban Yerima

While global warming and its consequences on humanity are being fiercely debated at the global scale, deliberate and pragmatic reflections on the subject in Sub-Sahara Africa remain muted, though this phenomenon is negatively impacting the livelihoods of her people. The unprecedented degradation of her natural resources, i.e., water, biodiversity, and soils are seen to be intricately linked to her increasing inability to meet the basic needs of her people. This book examines how global climate change impacts on Sub-Sahara Africa, the measures and strategies that would be used in facing it and actions presently implemented in combating it. A pragmatic community/state engagement synergy on climate change mitigation initiatives that rewards best practices is critical to its success. Though investments in research, technical know-how, dedicated commitment and dissemination mechanisms would be inevitable to draw the continent from the precipice, the role of regulatory enforcement mechanisms and a legal framework addressing land use rights permissible within given landscapes is seen to be central to the success of this endeavor.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataThe impact of climate change on Sub-Saharan Africa : case studies in Cameroon, Nigeria and Uganda / Chukwuemeka Christopher Opara, Bernard Palmer Kfuban Yerima (eds.). – First edition.    pages cm. – (Studies in sub-Saharan Africa ; vol. 6)  ISBN 978-3-631-65347-0 1. Climatic changes–Africa, Sub-Saharan. 2. Climatic changes–Cameroon. 3. Climatic changes–Nigeria. 4. Climatic changes–Uganda. 5. Climate change mitigation–Africa, Sub-Saharan. 6. Climate change mitigation–Cameroon. 7. Climate change mitigation–Nigeria. 8. Climate change mitigation–Uganda. I. Opara, Chukwuemeka Christopher, 1963- II. Yerima, Bernard P. K. (Bernard Palmer Kfuban), 1952- III. Series: Studies in sub-Saharan Africa ; v. 6. QC903.2.A357I48 2014 363.738’7420967–dc23


This research and publication was sponsored by the generous support of the Grebe Group, Weilburg, Germany.

ISSN 1614-001XISBN 978-3-631-65347-0 (Print)E-ISBN 978-3-653-04584-0 (E-Book)DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-04584-0

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