EDRI Research Report 14: Carbon Markets and Mitigation Strategies for Africa/Ethiopia: Literature Review and the Way Forward

Abstract

Climate change is a serious threat to Africa, in general, and sub-Saharan Africa, in particular, as it is expected to have significant economic, social, and environmental impacts. Although the region has the lowest average per capita greenhouse gases emission, it is particularly vulnerable to climate change because of its over dependence on rain-fed agriculture, compounded by factors such as widespread poverty and weak capacity to adapt.