African Nations Meet In Egypt For Climate Funds Ahead Of COP27

Written by on September 7, 2022

Officials from two dozen African nations and US climate envoy John Kerry are due to gather in Egypt from Wednesday for a conference to drum up funding for tackling climate change.

The three-day forum comes days after African leaders lashed out at industrialised nations for failing to show up at a summit in the Dutch city of Rotterdam dedicated to helping African nations adapt to climate impacts.

It also comes two months before Egypt hosts the crucial COP27 climate conference in Sharm El-Sheikh in November.

The African continent emits only around three percent of global CO2 emissions, former UN chief Ban Ki-moon noted this week.

And yet African nations are among those most exposed to climate impacts, notably worsening droughts and floods.

The forum will be held in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital 50 kilometres (30 miles) east of Cairo.

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