To see how climate change may affect many coastal communities, just go to Totope. The village is being destroyed by erosion. Houses are sinking in sand and the sea is coming closer - sometimes into people's bedrooms.
Togo is seeking outside assistance to stop it losing territory to the sea. Houses and roads are disappearing. Physical defenses can help, but they, too, are open to attack from the elements.
What do houses, streets, telephones and microchips have in common? They all contain processed sand. Now African countries are raising the alarm because of their disappearing beaches.
A group of women in Senegal has taken the lead in transforming their community to prepare for the fight against climate changes — thanks to efforts to make climate policy more democratic.
Environmental degradation and climate change are threatening the livelihoods of local communities living near the Sahara. An ambitious greening plan aims to prevent the spread of desertification in the region.
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