Understanding how drought is impacting on livelihoods and local governments can help in the development of longer term climate adaptation responses.
Climate change stands to hit Africa the hardest. That's why green industrialisation is critical to help keep the continent's greenhouse gas emissions low.
Scenarios on global trends over the next 20 years point to some serious challenges for Africa. Whatever actually happens, it's important for the continent to put in place mitigation strategies.
Africa must find ways of dealing with extreme heatwaves or suffer a range of health problems, including fatalities.