Line in the sand for climate change

President Ian Khama is right. As he told the global climate change summit, which is ongoing in France, Botswana, and indeed Africa, has to live up to the commitments it has made in curbing greenhouse emissions.

Africa, and Botswana included, will suffer greatly going forward from climate change, whose effects are already being seen in repetitive droughts, water stress and unpredictable rainfall. Botswana’s own commitments will cost $18.4 billion (P200 billion) over the course of 20 years up to 2030, with interventions in the transport and energy sector to curb emissions.

But in as much as Africa will be the continent hardest hit, it also is the least culpable when the fingers are pointed for the main culprits in climate change.

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