AllAfrica.com: African environmental experts meet in
…Jackie van der Westhuizen, senior project manager with IQPC, said
"Ironically, Africa is the continent that will be hardest hit by the effects of climate change, yet have contributed least to pollution levels due to the relatively small part it has played in the global production of greenhouse gases," said van der Westhuizen.
Adaptation is dependent on the various countries' adaptive capacities towards extreme environmental events that result from climate change.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has indicated that the floods of February 2000 in southern
Adaptive capacity was influenced largely by the ability to communicate potential risks to vulnerable communities and the ability to react as a result of perceived risks….