COP27: what are the challenges for Africa at a time of concrete solutions?

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COP27: what are the challenges for Africa at a time of concrete solutions?©Amors photos/Shutterstock

From 6 to 18 November 2022, a hundred or so heads of state and government from around the world are meeting in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, for the 27th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP27). The aim is to make progress on the objective of limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions responsible for global warming. The issue of climate financing for developing countries, particularly in Africa, will also be on the table. Africa is responsible for only 4% of global emissions, but the continent is suffering the most from the effects of climate change.

According to forecasts by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the drought currently affecting the Horn of Africa is set to continue for the fifth year running. Floods, another consequence of climate change, are also having a major impact on human activities and the environment in Africa.

In this special report sponsored by HUAWEI and SUEZ, AFRIK 21 offers you the opportunity to follow the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) through in-depth articles and news on the negotiations, the partnerships forged on the sidelines of this major climate meeting and the strong statements made by the personalities present in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.

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