More than 100 million extremely poor people across Africa are threatened by the increasing rate of climate change. This is according to a United Nations (UN) report released by the World Meteorological Organisation.
It revealed that should the rate of climate change not slow down, it could see Africa’s few glaciers melting away within two decades. Africa’s 54 countries are only responsible for less than four percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union (AU) Commission Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko explained that by 2030, it is estimated that up to 118 million of Africa’s poorest will be exposed to severe droughts, floods, and heat which will have further knock-on effects on food security and health.