Africa has contributed just little to climate change with just two or three per cent of global emissions, yet it stands out as the most vulnerable region in the world.
Climate change has threatened Africa's sustainable development and there is a need for African leaders to come up with a resilient strategy backed up with an action plan.
Many African countries are thriving and making provisions for climate change mitigation through effective policies. However, the gap remains compared to other regions of the world.
Some African countries with at least minimal effort towards mitigating climate change effects based on climate change policy performance index are Equatorial Guinea with a 33.2 performance index score, followed by Namibia, Djibouti and Botswana with 29.5, 22.3 and 15.8 performance index scores.