CLIMATE CHANGE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA EXPERIENCE

Kareem Dada Salami, Olusegun Kehinde Atoyebi, Ayoola Sunkanmi Odubunmi, Samad Arogundade Lawal, Kayode Ibrahim kadiri

Abstract


This study empirically examines the interrelationship between climate change and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa. The study use a trend analysis and descriptive study to drive home the implications for climate change adaptation. The study observed that major investments and policy reforms is needed for radical transformation in development to a more climate sensitive path of low carbon-growth. The study noted that urgent attention is needed to predict more robust local future climate and to account for uncertainties associated with climate risks of ecosystems. The study therefore recommends perfect information on the costs and benefits of potential actions to avoid negative consequences of climate change.


Keywords


Climate change, Investment, Economic development.

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