Mon 1 Feb 2010
Comments Off on Senegal’s Plan to Fight Climate Change: A “Great Green Wall”
Fast Company has published a short analysis of the struggle poor countries face in adapting to climate change.
With the failure of the world to agree on a holistic plan to halt climate change, talk is turning to how to buttress ourselves against its effects. The industrialized world’s early measures are relatively straight-forward, if piecemeal: tougher levees, genetically hardened crops, better emergency response. But in the poorer parts of the globe — the World Bank estimates that adapting to climate change will cost developing countries up to $100 billion a year — the plans, when they exist, are both more urgent and more elusive.
Read the rest here.