top of page

Africa Has Little Influence on Technological Design of Climate Change Programs It Implements

According to the paper published in the Journal of International Agreements: Politics, Economics and Law, the continent has little influence in the technological design of global decisions on climate change programmes such as REDD+, even though most of the programmes are designed for implementation in Africa.

According to the study, this could be blamed on minimal funding for research that limits research capacity in the continent.

According to a recent blog post by Dr Joanes Atela, one of the paper’s authors, most African governments channel funding to development projects and other needs of the population, leaving research underfunded.

“Most African governments prefer to allocate resources to development and pressing livelihood matters rather than scientific research and publications. As such, the technical influence through global scientific platforms on climate science such as the IPCC remain weak and is an indication that the science-policy nexus in Africa remains weak,” read the post.

Ollivier Girard/CIFOR

bottom of page