Climate change is increasing the existing vulnerabilities and all forms of inequalities in Africa, and is likely to derail the achievement of all Sustainable Development Goals and national as well as regional development plans. Currently, the world is unlikely to meet any of the targets except that of clean air in cities. However, scientific and technological solutions to address most of the emissions (over 70%) exists today and innovative tools to improve resiliency are becoming accessible.
This session will look at steps and integrated approaches to mitigate the effects of and adapt to a changing climate; access to the necessary technological and non-technological tools; scientific and technological collaboration in climate change research, data sharing and information; and the development opportunities that climate change presents.
Moderator: Prof. Hubert Gijzen, Regional Director and Representative to SADC UNESCO
Rapporteur: Dr Sibongiseni Thotsejane, Representative from the Fourth Industrial Revolution Presidential Commission, South Africa (TBC)