Enhancing action on adaptation in Africa
The recent report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reminded us again how millions of people across Africa are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, with increasing food and water insecurity, adversely affecting health and wellbeing, displacing communities and constraining development.
Climate change is undoing decades of development gains in Africa, amplifying deficits in services, and infrastructure, worsening the poverty gap and impeding the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. The UN Climate Change Conference in Egypt (COP27), being hosted in Africa this fall provides a good opportunity to take stock of the progress of adaptation on the continent and highlight urgent areas for consideration.
The AAI is implementing the project Enhancing Knowledge and Evidence to Scale-Up Climate Change Adaptation in Africa supported by the EU and UNDP. The TEG of this project which includes representatives of the European Union, the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), the AAI Champion, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) met and provided advice and recommendations for the planned activities for this year.