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Climate adaptation for Africa, by Africa

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THE CHALLENGE

Across Africa, the devastating impacts of climate change are increasing, from floods and droughts to food and water insecurity. Loss and damage caused by our climate crisis threatens the continent’s economic growth- by 2050, Africa’s adaptation costs could soar. Yet climate adaptation is slowing, and there is a huge adaptation finance gap.
THE MISSION
The Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI) seeks to accelerate Africa’s adaptation to climate change by strengthening collaboration through high-level, pan-African and regional dialogue, large-scale climate adaptation action, and addressing the adaptation finance gap.

AAI WAS IN JOHANNESBURG

THE AFRICAN CLIMATE ROUNDTABLE ORGANISED BY THE AFRICA RISK CAPACITY GROUP TOOK PLACE ON THE 7th AND 8th OF MAY 2024 IN JOHANNESBURG.

Ms Kulthoum Omari, AAI's Special Advisor, who was co-chairing the roundtable on Scaling Up Climate Finance and Adaptation towards greater resilience, raised crucial points: "Investment in adaptation finance is
(i) A moral imperative - it would be unfair to make Africa pay for something it minimally contributed to;
(ii) It is an environmental imperative - we need to do all we can to protect our environment; and finally,
(iii) It is an economic imperative - it makes business sense to do so."

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