Africa vulnerable to climate change

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Africa remains the most vulnerable continent when it comes to climate change. This has been reiterated at the launch of the second edition of the South African risk and vulnerability Atlas.

The Atlas provides data and information on the vulnerabilities and risks associated with climate change.

The launch was attended by representatives of government, business and other stakeholders with an interest in issues related to climate change.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Natural Resources and Environment Director, May Hermanus referred to the last global climate change agreement, signed in Paris in 2015.

“If you look at our continent our continent is the most vulnerable to climate change. Even if the Paris agreement’s strict increase in Temperature is achievable, and this is because we have already seen temperature changes or greater magnitudes than the global average.”