ORGANIZER(S): Future Climate For Africa (FCFA)
Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 07 - 09 Oct 2019 Location: Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)
Africa is vulnerable to natural variations in climate and human-induced climate change. Climate projections for Africa show that the continent may be the second hardest hit by climate change impacts, immediately following polar zones (IPCC, 2007). Climate change impacts are already constraining economic development. About 90% of all disasters caused by natural phenomena in sub-Saharan Africa are weather and climate related and their extremes can negatively impact a country’s GDP by 10-20% in the year of a disaster, reverse economic gains and slow down socio-economic growth and development. Adapting to climate variability and change is therefore key to achieving Africa’s development targets, and requires a coordinated and synergistic approach from a diverse range of actors across sectors, as well as better understanding of the drivers of risk and vulnerability.
The African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC2019) is therefore an open platform for sharing latest climate research on African climate among researchers, and with policy makers, practitioners and development partners, with the goal to ensure the improved flow of knowledge and interactions among researchers, practitioners and decision-makers; toward greater impact and legacy of completed and on-going African climate research initiatives. The Conference will offer a prime opportunity to promote the uptake of new data, tools and knowledge; brokering new research collaborations and more targeted donor support. It will also stimulate increased contribution of African experts to, and improve coverage of Africa, in the IPCC assessment reports; and bring together development partners to deliberate on how to improve programming to support African-led climate research and service priorities.
Event website: https://www.africanclimaterisksconference2019.org/
Short URL: https://www.preventionweb.net/go/64244