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News Adaptation efforts and commitments of OSS member countries in the Sahara and Sahel Zone in combatting climate change | Climate Change a reality

Although Africa is the continent that contributes least to greenhouse gas emissions (3.8% of global GHG emissions); it is the continent the most vulnerable to climate change. Despite the considerable experience of in facing variable climate, enabling the population to put in place a various adaptation strategies to the adverse effects of climate change, the adaptation activities undertaken by Africa thus far remain inadequate in facing the challenges.  
African countries, including countries of the OSS action zone, have shown strong commitment in combating climate change.
Almost all of these countries have presented their national contributions (INDCs) at COP21. Access to existing financial resources is highly important for these in order to fulfill their commitments. 
Sustainable land management is one solution to adapt to climate change while at the same time reducing GHG emissions and increasing carbon sequestration. In this respect, OSS strives to support its member countries in the sustainable management of their natural resources and in gaining access to climate finance.

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Keyword(s) Climatic change, climatology, risk, natural risks prevention
Geographical coverage Tunisia,
News date 30/05/2016
Working language(s) FRENCH