Richard Munang

Coordinator Africa Regional Climate Change Programme at UNEP

Richard Munang is the Coordinator of the Africa Regional Climate Change Programme at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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20 July 2015
The “Africa rising” cliché has generated a lot of views across the world. In the face of climate change, however, can Africa continue to grow? Africa’s steady GDP growth sustained for over the last 10 years has generated significant positive reviews. African GDP has grown at about six percent per...
18 June 2015
The 'Africa rising' cliché, has generated a lot of views across the world. An issue of primary importance, however, is how much this growth is contributing to poverty reduction at the base of the pyramid. With the changing climate, can this “cliché” be substantiated as sustainable or not? What...
3 November 2014
Specific adaptation strategies, coupled with smart trade policies, could play a role in helping African economies ensure future climate-proof development pathways. Africa’s share of global trade has increased steadily from 2.3 percent in 2001 – equal to roughly US$277 billion – to 4.6 percent in...
28 October 2014
Africa’s share of global trade has increased steadily from 2.3 percent in 2001, equal to roughly US$277 billion, to 4.6 percent in 2011 weighing in at around US$1 trillion. This amounts to a doubling over 10 years. However, while the continent as a whole makes up 20 percent of the world’s land,...