In other assist small-scale farming farmers in Africa cope with the effects of climate change, new initiatives are being made.
An agreement addressing the vulnerable groups reeling from the crisis has been inked by two international organizations.
Dr. Mithika Mwenda, the executive director of the Pan African Climate Change Alliance, stated, “We seek to promote programs that foster sustainable development and climate change” (Pacja).
Again, on Friday, the Alliance and the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC) formalized the agreement simultaneously in Nairobi and Vienna as he spoke.
The cooperative agreement will aid women’s and young people’s attempts to adapt to climate change, in addition to smallholder farmers.
Furthermore, Dr. Mithika Mwenda stated that the two parties would make a commitment to concentrating their efforts on enhancing the lives of weaker groups “who suffer the most from the climate change crisis.”
Ms. Monika Froehler, the CEO of BKMC, the organization named after the former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, repeated his remarks.
According to the framework of sustainable development goals, “our common domains of adaptation and agriculture,” she stated.
Geographically speaking, Africa is particularly vulnerable to climate change because 70% of its people depend on rain-fed agriculture.
It was formerly predicted that by this decade, output from rainfed agriculture in some African nations could decrease by 50%.
Due to a devastating drought, the continent is already under attack from one of the worst crises of food insecurity in recent decades.
A 1 °C increase in the average global temperature might cause a 2 percent loss in Africa’s GDP, and a 4 °C increase could cause a 12 percent decline.
The historic Paris Agreement, signed by UN members in 2015 to combat the global problem, will also be taken into consideration.
Also, Ms. Monika Froehler noted that Dr. Ban’s accomplishments between 2007 and 2016 as UN chief included the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The agreement between the two bodies was signed, according to Ms. Froehler, and this marked a significant step for the impacted areas.
The BKMC, based in Vienna, Austria, and Pacja, based in Nairobi, have joined forces in the most recent UN Climate Conference in Egypt and the most recent UN Climate Conferences in Glasgow (2021).