Climate change ‘major force shaping future of sub-Saharan Africa’


Promoting digital literacy and identifying the skills to let the next generation work with technology are crucial, says the IMF’s Christine Lagarde. 

Climate change is the major force shaping the future of work in sub-Saharan Africa, says managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde.

Lagarde made the statement in her opening remarks at an IMF conference on the future of work in sub-Saharan Africa, co-hosted by the Ghanaian government in Accra today.Demographics, technology and climate change were the three major forces shaping the future of the region, she said, with climate change being “the major force”. “IMF research shows that climate change is expected to hit low-income countries the hardest: a 1-degree Celsius rise in temperature could cause low-income countries to experience a 1.5 percent fall in GDP on average,” Largarde said.  Learn more...

Source:  The Citizen (SouthAfrica)