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7 African initiatives that Aftica’s combatting climate change with during COP27

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A number of important initiatives are being launched by the COP27 Egyptian Presidency during the conference, which Egypt is hosting in the city of Sharm El Sheikh from the 6th to the 18th of this upcoming november which focus on developing nations and especially Africa. Such initiatives were made possible with support from the African ministries.

These initiatives focus on seven sectors such as the just transition of power which includes the African countries and guarantees the acceleration of energy transition in a just and fair manner. the initiatives also focus on providing a good life for Africa to withstand the effects of climate change. this is inspired by the “Good Life” Egyptian initiative which aims to improve life in rural communities by improving their adaptation capacities.
The third initiative is the Woman and adaptation initiatives which aims to enhance the women’s capacities towards a more flexible environment and providing more Green job opportunities for women.
The fourth initiative is in the agriculture and food systems field and aims to investigate the agricultural pracitices and food systems in Africa.
Whereas the fifth initiative, AWARE, is a special initiative dedicated to water which aims to establish an early warning system and protecting water from the effect of climate change.
The initiatives do not leave biodiversity out, as there will be an initiative to be established to protect marine life and the nature-based solutions to interconnect climate change and biodiversity, especially that the 15th World Biodiversity Summit will be held in Montreal this upcoming december to accredit the biodiversity framework after 2022.
The last initiative is the “50 percent waste by 2050 for Africa” which aims to dealing with all kinds of waste to reach the aim of recycling 50% of waste in Africa by 2050.
All these initiatives must have the support of all African nations working in a non-legislative infrastructural framework and the participation of the private sector and increasing the investment in that sector within the continent. The last initiative has had mutual African support where it is the first African initiative in history to treat the waste issue from the root as well as its challenges, as it is important and vital where it covers both of adaptation and mitigation: mitigation through decreasing the methane produced in the air from burning waste, and adaptation through treating wastewater and untreated water.



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