UN: African Robin Hood tax could fund climate adaptation efforts

By Ed King

Africa will be hit hard by climate change even if warming is limited to levels deemed safe by governments, says a new UN report released on Tuesday.

A 2010 target to limit warming to below 2C above pre industrial levels would likely cause an increase in “under-nourished” people in sub-Saharan Africa it warns.

The authors say extreme weather events such as droughts, flooding and rising sea levels could cost the continent US $50 billion per year by 2050.



By Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)