On 12 December 2022, Diplomatic Courier, a global affairs media network, published an opinion article by Mark Akrofi (PhD student, UNU-IAS) focusing on the outcomes of the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) and their implications for sustainable energy transition in Africa.
COP27 was about building momentum and accelerating action towards delivering the commitments made at COP26 last year in Glasgow. Beyond fixing broken promises on climate finance, African leaders have emphasized the need for developed countries to mobilize more climate finance for developing nations. They have called for developed nations to pay for climate loss and damage as well as swapping debts for climate interventions. Even though Africa contributes less than 4% of global carbon emissions, it has a critical role to play if the world is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
The full article is available on the Diplomatic Courier website.