The effects of climate change in the Congo basin: The need to support local adaptive capacity

April 22, 2016
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Congo Basin Adaptation Forest

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.

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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.