CACCI-Africa Climate Initiative Brief


February 1, 2022

Adapting and building resilience to climate change are critical for Africa. Africa has continued to show leadership in the global climate change arena under the guidance of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC). 54 countries in Africa have ratified the Paris Agreement, with the next steps being to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). Despite the strong political will by countries to act on climate change, much work remains to be done – in particular implementation of the NDCs that countries submitted as part of their commitments to reduce emissions. For the implementation phase of the NDCs many countries would require technical and financial support as well as capacity building and technology to enable them to meet their obligations under the Paris Agreement.


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