But the land of teranga or hospitality, known for its human warmth, now simmers environmentally. Climate change impacts are already showing. The 2008 Atlas of Our Changing Environment produced by the U.N. Environment Programme features le cap vert on the front page.
This blog will chronicle my life in 2009 and 2010 as Fulbright Scholar in Dakar, Senegal, teaching at the law faculty of the University of Cheikh Anta Diop and researching the impact of climate change on Senegal’s environmental and health laws – and vice versa – at the Center for Research, Study, and Documentation of African Institutions and Legislation.