Following the UN's Climate Change Conference (COP17) in South Africa, this month's Briefs column is devoted to Africa's contribution to the creation of a sustainable programme to deal with, and mitigate the effect of, climate change on the continent.
The Greening of Africa
A Nobel Prize-winning panel of scientists has said Africa is the continent facing the greatest risks from the effects of global warming. African delegates demanded immediate action from all parties at the UN climate conference in Durban, South Africa, to avert further environmental destruction.
Africa is taking a leading role among the developing regions most affected by climate change. While Africa produces the least amount of carbon dioxide of any other region in the world, it is considered the most vulnerable to droughts, floods and other extreme weather...