The region suffers from more severe impacts than the rest of the world because it is exposed to severe climate extremes and relies heavily on climate-sensitive sectors such as agriculture, the Coalition, which supports more than a thousand civil society organizations. brings together. Statement, civil society.
The message was launched within the framework of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, taking place on Sunday in this Egyptian city on the northwestern Sinai Peninsula.
The coalition highlighted that the region has little ability to respond to “climate stress caused by chronic poverty” and warned that the continent is warming 1.5 times faster than the global average.
However, he stressed, Africa is the least industrialized region on the planet and consumes the least energy, which is why it represents barely four percent of the total emissions of polluting gases.
We “have suffered a major impact with loss and damage between communities and critical development areas,” lamented the unit.
Every future model predicts widespread and severe impacts on the continent, even with the best mitigation effort, he warned.
Facing little progress on the issue at climate meetings, the organization called on African leaders to “stay with the afflicted public and make the bold decisions necessary to protect their aspirations”.
Speaking at the high-level segment of the summit, Kenyan President Willian Ruto stressed that climate impacts could cost the continent $50 billion a year by 2050.
During their speeches at the event, several African dignitaries demanded that developed nations fulfill their promises of funding to nations with less resources.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said climate finance needed to be addressed given the difficult nature of various loans to poor countries.
The survival of humanity requires that we honor the commitments made and initiatives related to the protection of the environment, estimates his counterpart Denis Sassou-Ngueso of the Republic of the Congo.
Meanwhile, Senegal’s head of state and the African Union’s provisional head of state, Mackie Sall, pointed out that the continent’s nations did not cause the climate crisis, but they suffer the consequences more and more harshly.