Dr. Kim Reuter with the Gaborone Declaration on Sustainability in Africa (GDSA) blogs on NCA progress in the region, and its critical importance.
To deliver sustained growth and wellbeing, we need to value natural capital, recognize the human hand in climate change and take preventive action against climate-related calamities.
The UN calls for greater preservation efforts for mangroves, which help protect coastlines and mitigate the effects of climate change.
Drought and deforestation highlight the importance of factoring natural capital into long-term development decisions.
Efficient water resource management is crucial for ensuring sustainable water allocation that is compatible with social, economic, and environmental goals.
As sea-levels rise and weather-related threats continue to increase, opportunities emerge for people and local governments to build “living shorelines” designed to reduce risk to communities and infrastructure from flooding and storm surge, while often providing the ecosystem benefits of habitat.