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Thursday, February 24, 2022, 0900-1100 (Washington, EST), 1400-1600 (GMT)
Africa is projected to suffer the greatest effects of global warming of any region in the world. More and longer-lasting heat waves, drought, flooding, and hurricanes have already impacted millions of Africans and disrupted livelihoods.
These disruptions and the resulting decreased viability of arable land are reshaping Africa’s security environment. Of particular concern for efforts to combat climate change are threats from land pressure and illegal logging in the Congo Basin, the world’s second most important carbon sink.
- Dr. François Engelbrecht
Climate scientist, University of Witwatersrand’s Global Change Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Mr. Andrew Mambondiyani
Freelance contributor on climate change and climate refugees in Africa for the Thompson Reuters Foundation
- Dr. Ebimboere Seiyefa
Lecturer, Baze University, Abuja, Nigeria, examining links between climate change and organized criminal groups
- Dr. Oluwole Ojewole
ENACT Coordinator for Central Africa Organized Crime Observatory, assessing priorities for protecting the Congo Basin
- Dr. Joseph Siegle
Director of Research, Africa Center for Strategic Studies