Experts, others discuss climate change in Africa

Climate scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and leading African research institutions met virtually on May 26 and 27 to discuss climate change in Africa.

The conference was held under the theme, The Work, Activities and Findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) —Significance and Implications for Africa.

Scientists, academics, policymakers and other stakeholder groups across the continent took part in the event.

It focused on the three IPCC special reports: Global Warming of 1.5°C, Climate Change and Land, and Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate with a view to raise awareness, especially among policymakers, about the outcomes of the IPCC reports and demonstrate how climate change is already affecting the region.

It highlighted the solutions to the challenges of climate change, encourage the participation of the local science and research community in climate research and stimulate regional contribution to future IPCC cycles.

The event also aimed to foster better understanding among the news media about climate science, solutions to climate change and the IPCC process, and present the IPCC role, activities and main findings to non-governmental organizations, the general public and business sector representatives, students and youth groups.

Draper Tolborh, Sr.