In Focus: Climate Change and its Impact on African Growth

In Focus: Climate Change and its Impact on African Growth

Date: September 11, 2020

Guest: Prof. Pius Yanda

While the world grapples with the crisis that has sprung from the novel COVID-19 virus, the attention from pertinent issues like climate change have taken a back seat. However, COVID-19 has slowed down world travel, reduced carbon footprint, and shown the world that a change in lifestyle and commitments towards measures to curb climate change can be done. It turns out that climate change measures are simply a matter of conviction.

In our first virtual In Focus interview, we are discussing climate change and its impact on African growth with Prof. Pius Yanda from the University of Dar es Salaam. Prof. Yanda is also a Vice Chair of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Prof. Pius Yanda

Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Prof. Yanda has served at the University of Dar Es Salaam in different academic positions for more than 32 years. He has worked extensively in natural resources management, environment and climate change-related studies in Tanzania and the region. He recently concluded two climate change-related tasks for the Government of South Sudan.

Prof. Yanda has a track record in leading multi-disciplinary international team’s research projects and programmes in natural resources management, environmental as well as climate change. He has been involved in the IPCC as Lead Author for the previous assessments, and has published extensively in the refereed journals and books in the field of natural resources, environment and climate change, including the two recently published books on climate change.