African countries are progressing on SDG 13 and strengthening their implementation, despite the insufficient delivery of climate finance. Recognizing these countries’ vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, accelerated efforts are necessary to build an enabling environment — political, legal, technical, financial, and programmatic — aligned with each country’s needs and priorities.
- Enhance monitoring, reporting, and evaluation for SDG 13 and associated indicators across all levels and sectoral scales.
- Take urgent action to increase financial flows and improve resource mobilization.
- Accelerate the local adoption of disaster risk reduction strategies and climate action plans.
- Strengthen policy and legal frameworks and increase efforts to improve institutional capacity.