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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Africa vulnerable to global warming - UNIDO

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has warned that African continent is vulnerable to global warming, reports ThisDay.
Director General of UNIDO, Dr. Kandeh Yumkell, gave this warning at the 10th anniversary of the Bank of Industry (BoI) held recently, saying that Africa is more vulnerable to the side effects of global warming.
"Climate change is one of the biggest long-term risks to global development," he said, even as he identified climate change as the biggest environmental and humanitarian crisis of all time.
Dr. Yumkella said there is need to act as soon as possible in order to encourage the adoption of cleaner energy sources at home and abroad.
He also affirmed that solving global warming will go a long way in improving the lives by cleaning up air pollution while investing in clean energy, green jobs and smart energy solutions.
“The increase in population is alarming and we need to as a matter of urgency develop ways to boost food security in the continent to meet the demand for food,” he said. Read more


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