Africa’s climate: helping decision-makers make sense of climate information

Africa’s climate is one of the least-researched and poorly understood, but a new report provides reliable scientific information about the continent’s changing climate, equipping decision-makers to plan better. Africa’s Climate: Helping decision-makers make sense of climate information is the first major programme-wide report to emerge from Future Climate for Africa (FCFA). FCFA comprises five major research projects to develop better climate information for Africa and to test how the new information could be used in decision-making, with potential benefit for millions of affected Africans. African countries are facing many challenges in achievement of their development goals, which may be hampered by the impact of climate change. In this context, fulfilment of development efforts over the continent requires reliable climate information.

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