Transforming Social Inequalities Through Inclusive Climate Action in Africa

Multi-dimensional poverty and inequality continue to persist in Africa’s societies.

The majority of African livelihoods rely on income from agricultural activities, which makes them vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. At the same time, the population on the continent is fast growing, which translates into rapid expansion of urban areas and associated infrastructural needs.

Practical and ideological changes in a post-pandemic world

It is clear nowadays that there are marked differences in the way climate and environmental changes and how their effects on health and their implications have been managed, both in terms of countries’ success in preserving the health of their citizens, and in the magnitude of inequalities. Unfortunately, no matter how bad climate and environmental changes were before the pandemic, and no matter how hard it exposed the inequalities in our society, the post-pandemic world may experience even greater climatic and environmental changes and inequalities.

Ocean economics

The need for better governance of human activities in the ocean space has been widely recognized for years and current frameworks do not consider the effects of climate change. The upcoming UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021–2030) is a prime opportunity for a new framework to be adopted.