COP26: Africa’s place in the negotiations at a time of climate change

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COP26: Africa's place in the negotiations at a time of climate change ©Presidency of the Republic of Kenya

From October 31 to November 12, 2021, more than 120 heads of state and government from around the world are meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). The objective is to decide on the future of the planet, which is being hit hard by the consequences of climate change. Africa is paying a heavy price, even though it emits only 1.2 gigatons of CO2, or barely 4% of the world total.

Among the consequences of climate change is drought, which absorbs freshwater resources, particularly in the countries of the Horn of Africa, in the Sahel and in southern Madagascar. Floods also have a strong impact on human activities and the environment. Far from being exhaustive on the causes and consequences of worsening climate change on the continent, AFRIK 21 presents in this special report, the needs of Africa vis-à-vis the international community to implement its adaptation strategies and the thorny issue of access to climate finance.


Here is the program:

Monday, November 1st, 2021:

AFRICA: when climate change defies all predictions


Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021:

AFRICA: climate resilience, the salvation of agriculture and tourism


Wednesday, November 3nd, 2021:

AFRICA: development banks and climate finance, what commitments?


Thursday, November 4th, 2021:

COP26: South Africa receives a check for $8.5 billion for its energy transition

COP26: Togo needs $2.6 billion to reduce its emissions by 30% by 2030


Friday, November 5th, 2021:

COP26: Central Africa gets $2bn for REDD+ initiatives


Sunday, November 7th, 2021:

COP26: Opibus raises $7.5M to deploy its electric vehicles in East Africa


Monday, November 9th, 2021:

COP26: Banks pledge to increase climate adaptation financing


Wednesday, 10 November 2021


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