The 27th Conference of Parties holding in Egypt has been called the ‘African COP’ principally because it is holding on African soil. However, this is not sufficient to make a COP African. For this to happen, climate justice activists and heads of government and negotiators from Africa must insist that the peculiarities of Africa in the context of climate change are taken into consideration and acted upon.
Africa is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change impacts including in energy
sustainability, agriculture and other livelihoods, health, water, sanitation, security, ecosystem resilience,
migrations and population shifts, etc.

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