How should African countries benefit from the COP 27 negotiations?

The 27th Conference of the Parties will open in a few months in Egypt in the seaside town of Sharm El Sheikh from 7 to 18 November 2022.

Taking place on the African continent after the 2021 one in Glasgow, Europe, it will be an opportunity for African Heads of State to conduct negotiations on financing the fight against the consequences of climate change that the continent is experiencing.

As countries that are less polluting, African countries are bearing the brunt of the adverse effects of global warming due to the destruction of forests and the emission of greenhouse gases through the use of fossil fuels such as coal and oil.

Recall that CO2 emissions from China are around 10 million tons per year, that of the United States are at 5.2 million tons per year, while Russia and India emit about 1 to 3 million tons per year.

Heads of State of the most polluting (industrialised) countries At COP15 in Copenhagen and COP 21 in Paris, they called for the mobilization of around US$100 billion a year to better finance adaptation and mitigation of the impacts of climate change in developing countries by 2025.

We are in 2022, this twenty-seventh conference of the parties in Africa will serve as a framework for taking stock and guiding the new mechanisms for financing the fight against climate change worldwide.

Faced with the divergence at the level of their national climate change programme, African countries must have a common road map in order to obtain the most funding to accelerate the implementation of their national plan to fight climate change.

Written By: Mouhamadou DOSSO 


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