It’s a very natural reaction for human and animals to adjust their patterns in response to changes in climate and weather. Such responses could have the potential of having long-term, negative impacts on the planet.
In 2015, the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG), under its Managing Global Changes Impacts thematic area, embarked on a study to investigate the coping mechanisms of human communities to climate change and the impacts of these responses on biodiversity. From 2015-2018, ABCG’s members and partners conducted interviews in communities engaged in farming, fishing and pastoralism across 19 different sites in 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
This video explains the significance of this work and how ABCG is intending to use findings from the study to reduce human vulnerability to climate change while benefitting biodiversity conservation.