ISBN 9789994455867
Pages 320
Dimensions 244 x 170 mm
Published 2015
Publisher OSSREA, Ethiopia
Format Paperback

Milestones in Green Transition and Climate Compatible Development in Eastern and Southern Africa

edited by Truphena E. Mukuna, Christopher A. Shisanya

It is widely recognised that climate change poses significant serious threats to sustained economic growth and agricultural development, poverty reduction, food security and political stability globally. Nowhere are these challenges more marked than in Africa where two-thirds of all available land is classified either as desert or dry land, in relation to which the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (2013) has classified the continent as the most vulnerable to climate change variability.

This anthology is a product of a call from OSSREA to collate evidence based researches in a book in a bid to assess how far countries in eastern and southern Africa are implementing the UNFCCC, Rio+20, Agenda 21 and other global and Africa-wide decisions concerning the need to address climate change. This will contribute to post-2015 development agenda for sustainable development goals (SDGs), in which climate change and disaster risk reduction will be priority areas of focus.

The book will serve as a valuable tool for experts, advisers and policymakers in pursing effective green growth policies and practices and achieving climate compatible development and in doing so inspire readers to choose a more sustainable pathway for humanity. It will also help in looking at climate change as both a challenge and opportunity for development. Further, this book aims at stimulating more research in climate compatible development and climate financing which have put most countries at crossroads.

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About the Editor

Truphena E. Mukuna

Truphena E. Mukuna  has taught in institutions of higher learning for over 10 years. Currently, she is one of the designers and facilitators of an advanced Research Methodology Training in E-Learning course at OSSREA. She is also a member of the OSSREA research team that is collaborating with the Climate Impact Research and Capacity Leadership (CIRCLE) project by African Academy of Sciences. Dr. Mukuna is also representing OSSREA in the research with CIPPEC on ‘Evidence and Lessons from Latin America to Africa’, which focuses on parliamentary accountability of the Legislature to the Executive.

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