According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Africa will experience the worst effects of climate change. This is exacerbated by the fact that the region has limited capacity to deal with and adapt to these impacts. Agriculture production, including access to food, in many African countries will be severely compromised by climate variability and change.

Therefore building capacities to adapt to the impacts of climate change, and manage climate variability risks to society and the economy at national, regional and global levels, has become a high development priority. Africa believes that the interface between science, policy and society is important to ensure that development priorities are effectively and efficiently addressed.

Disclaimer: This material has been funded by UKaid from the Department for International Development. However, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the department’s official policies.

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