Africa Climate Summit, Kenya

Africa Climate Summit highlights a great policy divide

Issue 490 - 11 Sep 2023 - By Jon Marks | 4 minute read

Climate change – closely linked to the intractable issues of poverty and inequality – is an issue preoccupying policy-makers around the world, but its impacts are particularly acute across swathes of Africa. But while calls for swifter action to unlock larger amounts of financing were paramount at the inaugural Africa Climate Summit (ACS), held in Nairobi on 4-6 September, it was also apparent that views differ widely on how to address the challenge.

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