Africa’s Drylands Are Getting More Support. How to Make the Most of This

Farmers working the land in the Western Sahara, Egypt. DeAgostini/Getty Images Anja Gassner, World Agroforestry (ICRAF); Philip Dobie, World Agroforestry (ICRAF), and Robert Nasi, Centre for International Forestry Research The United Nations (UN) recently launched the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. It is a response to […]

Reuters’ Hot List of Climate Scientists is Geographically Skewed

A section of Quarry Road informal settlement in Durban after severe flooding in April 2019 where research was undertaken by local scientists. Catherine Sutherland Nina Hunter, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Andrew Emmanuel Okem, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Catherine Sutherland, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Debra Roberts, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Marlies H Craig, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Michelle A. North, University […]

Climate Change Threatens Africa’s Transport Systems

Railway bridge over the river on the border with Tanzania. vladimirat/Shutterstock Amani George Rweyendela, University of Dodoma and William John Mwegoha, University of Dodoma Transportation infrastructure, such as roads and railway systems, is one of the sectors most threatened by climate change. Extreme weather events – such as flooding, sea level rises and storm surges […]

The Win-Win of Forest Protection: Enhancing Lives While Slowing Climate Change

STORY HIGHLIGHTS The World Bank’s $3.7 billion portfolio of 102 forest projects supports systemic, transformative engagement in more than 50 countries including Ghana, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Vietnam and Zambia. From 2016-2020 during the implementation of the World Bank Group’s Forest Action Plan, nearly 6 million people benefited from World Bank […]