Africa, the continent most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, is not acting urgently enough to stem the dire economic and environmental damage of greenhouse gas emissions, the UN cautioned Tuesday.
The warning came after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report Friday detailing the impacts of global warming, which, it said, will wreak the most havoc on the world's poor.
"This report is a drastic message about the impact of climate change on the economic development of this continent," UN Environment Programme chief Achim Steiner told a press conference in Nairobi.
"Africa is on the frontlines of having to cope with the reality of climate change – not in the future, but today," Steiner added.
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