African climate science.
“Our ambition is to build a comprehensive concept for an African research infrastructure. We will identify key players to operate the research infrastructure, search for sustainable funding, and build a solid strategy for implementation.”
Developing an African greenhouse gas observation system is crucial for addressing climate change, promoting sustainable development, and protecting Africa’s agriculture, food security, and air quality.
To achieve this, investment is needed in data, capacity development, governance, and scientific expertise, along with the establishment of continental policies and agreements for coordination and data exchange.
The societal benefits of a comprehensive environmental observation system in Africa will be significant, as it enables better understanding of the global carbon cycle, facilitates climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies, and supports the reduction of aerosol emissions and improvement of air quality.