We use cookies to imporve your experience. By using our site, you consent to our cookie policy Learn more
arrow arrow_up breadcrumb-chevron-right breadcrumb-home dropdown-arrow-down loader GALogoWUNEP GALogo2018 GALogo2019 menu read-more-plus rrss-email rrss-facebook rrss-flickr rrss-instagram rrss-linkedin rrss-twitter rrss-vimeo rrss-youtube rrss_google_plus rrss_skype rrss_web pdf search share Completed In Process Ideas In Develpment Toogle Toogle Thumbnail View List View play close filter-collapse filter edit media_photo_library media_video_library graphics pictures videos collections next

Population growth in Sub-Saharan and Central Africa

Current population projections by UN’s Population Division suggest an increase from ca. 0.9 billion today to 2.1 billion people by 2050 in Sub-Saharan Africa. The UN further estimates the urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa, currently at 38 percent, to increase to 56.5 percent in 2050. Among the many environmental effects of this increase in populations, as well as urbanization, is the impact on the continents forests as the relative use of charcoal as well as the absolute tonnage consumed will grow dramatically. If only 65% of Africans are charcoal consumers of an average of 66.5 kg each in 2050, they will consume 90.8 million tons of charcoal compared to an estimated official production of 30.6 million tons in 2012.

Year: 2014

From collection: The Environmental Crime Crisis

Cartographer: Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID Arendal

Graphics included in same album

View all media

Related activities

View all activities