The Environment and Climate Change
This priority is linked to SDGs 6, 12, 13, and 15. Our focus is on assessing the readiness of African countries to deal with vulnerability to the combined effects of rapid population growth and climate change. We support governments to apply systems thinking and planning in their efforts to address the two challenges. We promote:
- Multi-dimensional approaches to understanding intersections between population and gender dynamics and the environment in development planning
- Good stewardship of natural resources to halt environmental degradation (biodiversity loss, air pollution, desertification, and land degradation)
- Equitable access to potable water and improved sanitation
- Monitoring of national and regional policies and action plans for sustainable agriculture, food security, environment and climate change and disaster preparedness.
Build the evidence base for policy and programmes that address the health impacts of climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa.