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7 African initiatives through which the African continent faces the risks of climate change during COP27

A number of important initiatives are launched by the Egyptian Presidency of the Climate Conference during the conference that Egypt will host in Sharm El-Sheikh from 6 to 18 November, which focus on developing countries, especially Africa. These initiatives have been supported by African Ministers.

The initiatives focus on seven axes: the just transition of energy, which will include African countries and ensure the acceleration of energy transition in a fair and equitable manner. Through better adaptive ability.

Women and Adaptation Initiative

The third initiative is the Women and Adaptation Initiative, which aims to enhance women’s capabilities towards a more resilient environment and provide more green job opportunities in this regard. The fourth initiative comes in the field of agriculture and food systems and aims to look at agricultural practices and food systems in Africa, while focusing on The fifth initiative, which has been called AWARE, is a water initiative that aims to establish an early warning system and protect water from the impact of climate change.

An initiative to protect marine life

Biodiversity initiatives were not overlooked, as an initiative concerned with protecting marine life and an ecosystem based on nature’s solutions will be launched to link climate change and biodiversity, especially since the COP15 Biodiversity Summit will be held in Montreal next December in order to adopt the post-2020 biodiversity framework.

As for the last initiative, it is the “Waste 50 by 2050 for Africa” initiative, as this initiative aims to deal with all types of waste in order to reach the goal of 50% waste recycling in Africa by the year 2050. This should include the support of all African countries that operate under an illegal regulatory framework for infrastructure, the participation of the private sector and increased investment in this sector on the continent. . It is also necessary and important as it covers both mitigation and adaptation. Mitigation by reducing methane gas from open burning of waste and adapting to wastewater and wastewater treatment.



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