Innovative financing for Africa needed in tackling climate change

African countries are facing severe Cash Problems that complicated the mobilisation of national resources to climate action.

Africa, responsible for less than 2 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, faces the most serious threats associated with climate change.

This was the message of experts as part of an African Climate Week meeting devoted to ensuring the implementation of climate action and green recovery in Africa (26- 29 September).

Reconstruction provides an opportunity to tackle social inequalities and to invest in economic development which is good for people and for nature.

Harsen Nyambe, Head of Environment, Climate Change, Water and Land Management at the AUC, said that poor implementation rate for existing policies and strategies to mitigate the impacts of climate change in Africa was a significant challenge for Africa.

The report finds that 79 of Africa ‘s fastest-growing cities, 15 of which being African capitals, and many of the continent’s major economic centres, are “at extreme risk” of climate change.

Martha Melesse, senior program officer at the IDRC, lamented the fact that women and girls have scant resources, information and technologies for combating climate change.

Martha Melesse, Senior Program Officer at IDRC, stressed the need of more data to guide climate change and continent recovery measures and strategies, adding that we “need to recognise existing barriers women face and what role they can play in the fight against climate change. Our recovery initiatives should be gender inclusive.” and that our recovery efforts should be gender-diverse.

Climate Vulnerable Forum

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The Climate Vulnerable Forum is a global partnership of countries that are disproportionately affected by the consequences of global warming. (wikipedia)

Climate change in Africa

Climate change in Africa is an increasingly serious threat for Africans as Africa is among the most vulnerable continents to climate change. (wikipedia)

Regional effects of climate change

Regional effects of climate change are long-term significant changes in the expected patterns of average weather of a specific region due to climate change. (wikipedia)

Climate change and cities

Climate change and cities are deeply connected. Cites are one of the greatest contributors and likely best opportunities for addressing climate change. (wikipedia)

Climate change

Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns. (wikipedia)

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