It has long been recognised that extractives including minerals, oil, gas and coal negatively impact the environment and are attributed to climate change. For instance, fossil fuels are a major contributor to climate change as they account for around 60% of total greenhouse gas emissions. We recognise that the potential future effects associated with climate change can no longer be ignored, including more frequent wildfires, longer periods of drought, and an increase in the number, duration, and intensity of tropical storms. Africa is the most vulnerable continent to climate change impacts, as it is expected to severely disrupt water and food systems, public health, and agricultural livelihoods not to mention causing enhanced droughts, sea level rise, and changes in the incidence and prevalence of vector-borne disease. These projected changes are expected to exacerbate already high levels of food and water insecurity, poverty, and poor health and under- mine economic development. Through our activities with local societies, governments and miners, we advocate for the protection of the environment; we publish reports and also offer capacity building trainings to local communities with respect to environmental protection. We work and partner with other NGOs, government institutions, universities, private companies and donors to devise means of ensuring African people get involved in initiatives aimed at protecting the environment.
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