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The Impact of Climate Change on Sub-Sahara Africa

Case Studies in Cameroon, Nigeria and Uganda


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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Foreword to the Series


The research findings published in this series, Studies in Sub-Saharan Africa, have been promoted by SUPPORT AFRICA INTERNATIONAL of the SUPPORT AFRICA FOUNDATION, Nassau, Germany.

The articles and contributions published in this book are a selection of research papers submitted to the annual calls for the Research Award for Ecology of SUPPORT AFRICA INTERNATIONAL. Besides ecology there are also calls for research awards in Health/Medicine and in Sustainable Agriculture and Biotechnology. The results of these studies are likewise published in this series by the organization mentioned above.

The findings reflect the present state of research and development projects in the respective scientific fields at Sub-Saharan universities. The authors are independent scientists taking responsibilities for their studies published.

Publishing this series is to encourage institutional research and development of universities in Sub-Sahara Africa. It appeals to members of academic departments, providing them with a platform to voice their concerns. Though this series is open to a world-wide readership, it primarily aims at reaching the scientific world in Sub-Sahara Africa.

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