Today, July 15, the Italian publishing group Internationalia will present the book “The Fever of Africa.” The presentation will take place at the House of Cinema in Villa Borghese, Rome.

The meeting on climate wars held in April in Milan
The meeting on climate wars held in April in Milan

“The Fever of Africa” collects the contributions to a conference held in April in Milan, dedicated to the issue of climate wars in the African region of the Sahel.

The conference focused on the impact of climate change on Africa and the Sahel. The development of the African continent depends on its ability to cope with climate change and extreme natural events that will also affect migration flows.

While accounting for only 4% of global emissions, Africa is where the effects of changes in climate patterns are more evident.

Access to water: one of the causes of climate wars in the Sahel
Access to water: one of the causes of climate wars in the Sahel

According to many scholars, Africa is also the first place to experience climate wars, those conflicts linked to competition for natural resources that are becoming more and more scarce.

In light of all this, the urgency of supporting the structural transformation of African economies to help them adapt to ongoing changes and ensure the sustainable management of existing resources, while preventing demographic pressure from generating exponential increases in poverty and insecurity, becomes evident.

The conference addressed these issues through the participation of academics, politicians, researchers, cooperators, activists, entrepreneurs, and representatives of associations in the Sahel. The various contributions analyze the link between climate change and increased conflicts in the region.

sahel climate wars

The presentation will be held at 3 p.m. in the “Sala Kodak” of Villa Borghese, on the occasion of the RomAfrica Film Fest, the African Film Festival in Rome.

The meeting will be chaired by the editor-in-chief of the magazine Africa e Affari/InfoAfrica, Massimo Zaurrini.