Youba Sokona, a distinguished local weather scientist from Mali, talks about his journey and what the science says about Africa’s wants
In episode two of the Hali Hewa podcast, Abigael Kima interviews Malian local weather scientist Youba Sokona.
Professor Youba Sokona, from Mali, is vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Local weather Change (IPCC). The IPCC is the United Nations physique tasked with assessing the most recent science associated to local weather change. Common scientific assessments from the IPCC play a vital function in shaping the worldwide communities’ response to the local weather disaster.
On this episode, Sokona takes us by means of his journey on the IPCC and explains what the very best obtainable science at the moment tells us about local weather dangers and impacts confronted by international locations throughout the African continent. He additionally tells us what gaps in local weather science and the governance of local weather change he sees that have to be addressed if the wants of African international locations are to be met on key points similar to vitality entry.
Sokona indicators off this episode by sharing his name to motion to world leaders forward of the Cop27 local weather talks, to be hosted in Egypt in November this yr.
Supply: Climate Change News