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Global Warming and Health: The Issue of Malaria in Eastern Africa’s Highlands

"Discussion on various aspects of global warming has been intense but disjointed. This paper synthesizes the discussion that deals with the nature of and relationship between global warming and malaria. It draws on empirical materials in the East A…

Africa and Climate Change: Projecting Vulnerability and Adaptive capacity

Human activities have warmed the climate 1°C above pre-industrial levels, triggering fundamental changes in the earth’s physical and social landscapes. Africa has contributed little to climate change, but is home to some of the world’s harshest cl…

The Central Sahel: Scene of New Climate Wars?

Sahelian countries and their international partners should formulate a more accurate and nuanced definition of the relationship between climate change and violence, and more broadly between resource depletion and violence. To paraphrase Tor Benjamin…

The IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate: What's in it for Africa?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate in 2019 (www.ipcc.ch/srocc). The Special Report was a response to proposals from governments and observer organisatio…

Successful Agricultural Transformation: Selected Challenges in the Emerging Global Environment

Low-productivity, subsistence-smallholder agriculture everywhere faces tremendous new challenges, in addition to decades-old constraints. Smallholders are threatened by being bypassed by the rise and dominance of domestic and global value chains (DV…

Impact of Gas Flaring on Global Warming and Agriculture

Gas flaring generate insidious environmental and energy consequences against efforts toward a sustainable development for the world. Heat-trapping gases, such as CO2, NO2 (Nitrogen dioxides) and SO2 (Sulphur dioxide), increase with gas flaring activ…

Climate Change Action: Reducing Food Waste an Underrated Cause of Global Warming

The climate change is a huge challenge facing the human populace now. The extreme temperature, erratic rainfall and other events associated with it is threatening life on earth. It is no doubt that this is as a result of human activities. Food waste…

Climate Change and Ecological Pan-Africanism

Africa is often overlooked in international policy conversations about climate change, but the continent has not been spared extreme weather events. On the eve of COP26, in Glasgow, United Kingdom, in October 2021, and as the African Union formulate…

Zambie: Panorama Politique, Défis et Opportunités / Zambia: Political Overview, Challenges and Opportunities

Hard hit by the Covid-19 health crisis, the already weakened Republic of Zambia, is facing numerous political, economic, social and climatic challenges. In addition to its geographical position as a landlocked country, the southern African country i…

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