The effects of climate change in the Congo basin: The need to support local adaptive capacity
In the Congo Basin, more than 80% of people live exclusively on agriculture, fisheries, livestock, and harvesting activities that are highly dependent on climate. Research led by the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in three countries — Cameroon, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of Congo — aimed to assess community vulnerability to climate change in the Congo Basin forests, and bring stakeholders together to design and implement adaptation strategies.
This brief resulted from two projects from the Climate Change Adaptation in Africa program: the research project Altering the Climate of Poverty under Climate Change: the Forests of Congo Basin (sub-Saharan Africa)and the mentoring project Promoting Participatory Action Research through Structured Learning on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa.
The Adaptation Insights series is a joint publication of the International Development Research Centre and the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), supported by the Climate Change Adaptation in Africa program.