Ahead of COP27, representatives from 24 African countries are expected in Egypt

VShe three-day forum comes after a summit, held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on Monday in support of Africa’s adaptation to climate change. Several African leaders had denounced the absence of heads of state from industrialized countries at this summit.

Africa emits less than 4% of global CO2 emissions2

Africa emits less than 4% of global CO2 emissions2, according to former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who was speaking this week. Paradoxically, this continent suffers the majority of the consequences of climate change, in particular drought and floods.

The forum, which opens on Wednesday, comes two months before the UN World Climate Conference (COP27), scheduled for Sharm el-Sheikh, eastern Egypt. His goal is “to carry the voice of African leaders, in order to mobilize more international support for an ecological recovery of Africa”according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

According to the AfDB, the continent should need 1600 billion dollars between 2020 and 2030

This regional meeting will welcome, alongside John Kerry, the Deputy Secretary General of the UN, Amina Mohamed, as well as representatives of international organizations, NGOs and private companies.

Discussions at COP27 should focus on funding to help the most vulnerable countries reduce their emissions.

The summit held in Rotterdam on Monday brought together the African Union and the International Monetary Fund and focused on helping Africa deal with climate change, with the aim of raising a capitalization of 250 millions of dollars.

The Chairman of the African Union and President of Senegal, Macky Sall, had noted “with bitterness, the absence of leaders of the industrialized countries” in Rotterdam.

According to the African Development Bank (AfDB), the continent should need 1600 billion dollars between 2020 and 2030, in order to limit climate change and adapt to the negative impacts of this phenomenon.

At the end of August, a G20 meeting in Bali, Indonesia, ended without the group managing to agree on a final communiqué, despite warnings from the host country. The latter had called on the major economies to work together against global warming, at the risk of having to venture into “uncharted grounds”.

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