Extreme heat events in Africa like the ones in 2015 and 2009/2010 might be reduced by 10% and 20% respectively under 1.5℃ of global warming level compared to under 2℃ level.
2016 saw the highest level of seizures of illegally traded ivory by weight since 1989. These encouraging trends are primarily linked to developments in East Africa
844 million people in the world many of them in sub-Saharan Africa still dont have access to improved and safely managed drinking water sources.
There have been wholesale staple food price increases of between eight and 32% above average in the urban markets of Nairobi, Mombasa, and Eldoret
Every year Nigeria loses between 350,000 and 400,000 hectares of forest cover, and over 10.5 billion naira to environmental challenges. Unofficial estimates put the annual losses in the billions of dollars.