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5 Sep 2022

An Adaptation Delivery Breakthrough for Africa at COP27

Success at COP27 will depend on whether the needs of Africa, the world’s most climate-vulnerable continent, are met. Finance for climate adaptation action is Africa’s top priority. Progress and transparency on the COP26 agreement to doubling international finance for adaptation by 2025 through delivery into the country programs of the most vulnerable will therefore be central to the success of COP27. Africa has a bold Africa-led, Africa-owned adaptation plan, the African Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP). Ensuring the full capitalization of the ADF climate action window for the AAAP and the $250 million AAAP Upstream Facility by COP27 will thereby serve as a landmark contribution towards the success of the forthcoming “African COP.” Delivery on these elements would double down on adaptation at COP27, setting the bar for success for Africa at Sharm El-Sheikh...

African leaders including the African Union and Climate Vulnerable Forum presidencies, and the leadership of the African Development Bank, gathered at Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) headquarters in Rotterdam for the Africa Adaptation Summit in a Friends of GCA High-level Dialogue for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh together with global leaders from across governments, international organizations, multilateral development banks, central banks, the private sector, mayors, civil society, youth leaders, and other stakeholders. The main outcome of the Summit’s deliberations was to outline a 5-point “Adaptation Breakthrough for Africa at COP27”, and the key determinants of success for Africa at COP27, as follows...

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