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CAAF24: Urgent need to tackles climate change crisis in Africa – Mbah

Climate Action Africa has announced the inaugural Climate Action Africa Forum (CAAF24) to be host by the Lagos State Government, in collaboration with the Federal Government of Nigeria.

This was revealed at an international press conference held last Friday in Abuja.

The event, scheduled for June with the theme: “Green Economies, Brighter Future-Innovating and Investing in Africa’s Climate-Smart Development.” plans to
unite Africa in tackling climate change crisis in the journey towards a sustainable future for Africa.

Speaking at the event, the Executive Director of Climate Action Africa Forum, Grace Oluchi Mbah, lamented that African leaders and other critical stakeholders must urgently address the threat climate change crisis portend to the wellbeing and livelihoods of people on the continent.

Mbah said,“I stand before you today filled with a profound sense of purpose, but also a deep urgency. The very air we breathe, the land that sustains us, the future we dream for our children –all are under threat from a changing climate.

“We are all aware that Africa is disproportionately affected by climate change. To us, climate change is not a theoretical concept, and it has not been for a while -we experience it daily in the ever-increasing heat and humidity with changes in weather patterns that cumulate in heat waves like the one we experienced last month which has been declared the hottest February in history, increased incidences of the twin threats of flood and drought, deforestation and desertification.

“These erratic weather patterns in turn have socio-economic effects that we are also familiar with –reduced and less yield which are driven by supply and demand to be more expensive, unproductive land, wildfires, war.”

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