This policy document provides the following keymessages to decision makers in Africa:
-Adequate climate observing systems are key to effective climate risk management.
-Observing networks in Africa have been deteriorating and need to be improved.
-Historical data have great value and, where not available, must be rescued and used in climate analyses.
-The African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), an initiative of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, has a key role to play in facilitating improvements in Africa’s climate observing systems.
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Organization: UNECA, African Union Commission, African Development Bank
Topics: Environment, Technology, COP22 List of UN Publications
Type of material: Policy Document
Publication date: 2013