One Planet Summit in Nairobi: Africa Pledge

 

 

 

While Africa is responsible for only 4% of global greenhouse-gas emissions, 65% of the African population is considered to be directly impacted by climate change. This first regional edition of the One Planet Summit highlighted the unique role of Africa as a global partner facing both challenges and opportunities, in particular in the field of innovative solutions for adaptation and resilience. The Summit brought together high-level officials, CEOs and inspiring voices from youth, and civil society to showcase concrete achievements and breakthrough initiatives, and trigger new coalitions and commitments.

 

 

The participants announced the Africa Pledge, a serie of commitments to develop renewable energies and to protect biodiversity in Africa.

 

 

Read the Africa Pledge chair summary

 

 

Heads of States and Governments, Ministers, Civil Society Organizations, Cooperation and Financial organizations, Research and Academic Institutions, Private Sector, and local communities, gathered in Nairobi, also called for action on the conservation and preservation of forets in Africa.

 

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