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NOCC presents its 100th edition of the Forecasts and Dekadal Climate Alerts bulletin for the five Agro ecological zones of Cameroon

NOCC presents its 100th edition of the Forecasts and Dekadal Climate Alerts bulletin for the five Agro ecological zones of Cameroon

 

Throughout its five agro-ecological zones, Cameroon is not spared from the harmful effects of climatic disturbances. Indeed, in these zones, an upsurge in extreme climatic situations (floods, droughts, etc.), instability in the dates or periods of the start and end of the rainy seasons, and a tendency for average temperatures to rise are increasingly observed. Unfortunately, these situations lead to a lot of damage to the development sectors.

Over the years, the agricultural sector, for example, is characterized by a strong fluctuation in yields, with a tendency to decrease, as a result of the instability of the seasons and the unequal spatial and temporal distribution of rainfall. Similarly, in the health sector, there is an increase in the number of epidemics of certain climate-related diseases (cholera, malaria, influenza, meningitis, etc.) as a result of floods, severe droughts, etc. Like the Agriculture and Health sectors, other development sectors useful for the emergence of Cameroon such as water, energy, livestock, Public works sectors, etc. are confronted by the multiple adverse effects of climatic disturbances throughout the national territory.

To help these development sectors strengthen their resilience to the adverse effects of the above-mentioned climatic disturbances, the National Observatory on Climate Change (NOCC) has been producing a Forecasts and Dekadal Climate Alerts bulletin since 2018. In three (03) years, this scientific and technical institution has produced one hundred (100) editions of this document which is published every ten (10) days, i.e. three (03) times a month.

For the release of the 100th edition in which some improvements were made both in terms of form and content, a presentation ceremony presided over by His Excellency Mr. HELE Pierre, Minister of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED), was organized on Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 at the CIDE in Yaounde. The ceremony was also attended by other sectoral administrations, diplomatic representations, development partners and civil society organizations.

Link to download this 100th newsletter: https://bit.ly/3onTi8j

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