Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Who will pay?

 A new report, The State of the Climate in Africa, says Africa needs to invest up to $50bn (£36bn) a year in order to cope with the growing threat of climate change.

The African Union and World Meteorological Organisation warn that “By 2030, it is estimated that up to 118 million extremely poor people (i.e. living on less than $1.90 per day) will be exposed to drought, floods and extreme heat in Africa if adequate response measures are not put in place,” if nothing is done. 

Over 1.2 million new disaster-related (storms and floods) displacements occurred in the East and Horn of the African region. That’s more than double the near 500,000 people in the region who were displaced due to conflict.

It also warns that all of Africa's remaining glaciers are on track to disappear by the 2040s.

Africa has warmed faster than the global average but has been responsible for just 4% of the world’s greenhouse emissions.

As Africa’s glaciers melt, millions face drought and floods, UN says - CNBC Africa

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