Climate Challenge to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Africa

Posted on 3 July 2008. Filed under: Governance, MDGs |

Achieving the MDGs in Africa

The challenge of meeting the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in African countries is compounded by the grave long-term risk posed by climate change. That is the message of a report released today by the United Nations and the African Union.

African countries demonstrably require additional resources for adaptation since they are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and the growing risk of natural disasters.

The long-term effects of climate change are already being felt in Africa, says the report ‘Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Africa: Recommendations of the MDG Africa Steering Group, June 2008’.

Precipitation patterns are changing, crops are reaching the upper limits of heat tolerance, and pastoralists spend more time than before in search of water and grazing grounds.

Urgent investments are needed to “climate proof” water management for agriculture, develop new production systems such as conservation farming, promote drought and high temperature-tolerant crops, and improve social safety nets for smallholder farmers.


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As long as the environemntal issues are raised, Africca will be the first continenet which comes in tto the mind of anybody else in the world. This is because, the final burden of the climate change highly leads the continent in to burden. The main evidence is that it is Africa that lifelihood of the rural majority poor people is based on the traditional climate bassed agricultural systems are practiced.Despite the faxct that the Developed countries as a amin source of environm,ental pollution.

So lets thing and find alternative solution to the world environemnt rather than donating money for Africans

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