Investment Governance in Africa to Support Climate Resilience and Decarbonization

Brauch, Martin Dietrich; Akankunda, Brenda

African nations have only marginally contributed to global warming relative to developed and emerging economies in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. However, the African continent will bear a disproportionate burden of the negative impacts of climate change. Climate-related challenges like flooding, drought, and intense heat waves will increasingly confront the continent at a worsening rate. African nations should not be expected to take the lead in addressing a climate emergency they did not create. The priority for Africa is to receive support and investment to build resilience and adapt to climate impacts.

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Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
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March 1, 2022