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African governments push to close the climate funding gap

Africa contributes much less to climate change than developed countries yet suffers its worst effects. Ahead of COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, the region’s finance and environment chiefs are calling for increased financing for the region to counter this.

Climate change is wreaking havoc across Africa, as a devastating combination of floods, heatwaves and droughts threatens some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. Not only has the region’s climate warmed more than the global average since the pre-industrial era, but sea level rises are also happening more quickly than the average, according to World Meteorological Organisation research.

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