Africa is susceptible to both naturally occurring and man-made climate change. Africa may be the continent most affected by climate change, right after the polar zones, according to climate estimates.
The effects of climate change are already impeding economic growth. In sub-Saharan Africa, weather and climatic extremes account for almost 90% of all natural disasters. These events can have a detrimental influence on a nation's GDP, often by 10% to 20%, in the year of the disaster. As a result, economic gains are reversed, and socioeconomic development and progress are slowed down.
Achieving Africa's development goals thus depends on adapting to climatic variability and change, which calls for a coordinated and cooperative approach from a wide variety of players across sectors and a deeper comprehension of the factors that contribute to risk and vulnerability.
Researchers, decision-makers, practitioners, and development partners may exchange the most recent findings from African climate research at the African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC). The ACRC will present a fantastic chance to encourage the adoption of new information, resources, and skills while facilitating fresh research partnerships and more focused donor funding. Additionally, it will encourage more African experts to contribute to IPCC assessment reports and enhance coverage of the continent; furthermore, it will convene development partners to discuss how best to optimize programming to support African-led priorities for climate research and services. In general, the ACRC's message is:
Concentrating on the most recent developments in climate science and the application of this understanding to practical decision-making.
Talking about methods and approaches that work best for creating and carrying out successful plans for climate adaptation in African nations./p>
Examining how governance frameworks and policy affect climate risk mitigation at the municipal, state, and federal levels.
Presentations on the most recent findings on the climate in Africa will take center stage on the program, along with topical discussions meant to foster important interactions between users, CIS providers, and climate researchers. Keynote speeches, panel discussions, oral and poster presentations, and a display of cutting-edge climate services will all be included during the conference.
Together, these elements support the development of an all-encompassing knowledge of climate hazards and practical adaptation and policymaking measures within the African context. To build robust and sustainable responses to climate change, planning, policy, and research must work together.
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