Annual Survey of International & Comparative Law


This paper explores the concept of Global Warming, the science behind it and signs of it in the region of West Africa. Then it attempts a look at how the countries of West Africa plan for life in a dramatically warmed world. It will conclude by making a case for Regional and Transnational Adaptation measures to cope with an increasingly warming and vulnerable world.

The paper is based on a review of research projects, abstracts of international conferences, regional and international literature on climate change and policies, draft strategies, policies and action plans developed by countries of the region, as well as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), African Union (AU), New Economic Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and other regional policies and schemes in response to climate change.

Cite as: 20 Annl. Survey Int'l. Comp. L. 101 (2014).