Africa Climate Week Demonstrates Continent'S Determination to Lead on Climate Action

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"Africa is not just a continent facing climate impacts; it is a continent poised to lead the world in climate solutions."

That's the message from the head of the UN Development Program at the end of Africa Climate Week, which was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from Sept.

8 to Sept.


More than 10,000 participants from governments, multilateral organizations, the private sector, and civil society from across the African continent and the world gathered to discuss and strategize climate solutions, per a press release.

The event was held in parallel with the Africa Climate Summit, which featured 20 African heads of state pledging to spearhead initiatives in renewable energy, sustainable land use, and innovative climate technologies.

"Going forward, let us push for ambitious outcomes at COP28, where we can turn the outcomes of this summit into a global consensus and, most importantly, into reality," says Inger Andersen, executive director of the UN Environment Programme.

The release notes that Africa currently receives about 30 billion a year in climate financing, a third of which comes from the World Bank.

"The public and private sector, multilaterals, development partners all need to do more to help close the climate financing gap," says Axel van Trotsenburg, the World Bank's senior managing director for Africa.

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