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Adaptation Q&A: what’s at stake for Africa at COP28?

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By illuminem briefings

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🗞️ Driving the news: The upcoming COP28 in Dubai will bring a heightened focus on climate adaptation, particularly for Africa, through the Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA)
• The GGA aims to drive action and finance to enhance these countries' ability to adapt to climate change

🔭 The context: Climate adaptation refers to the ability to adjust to climate change impacts, gaining prominence since the 2015 Paris Agreement, which established it as a central pillar of climate action
• This is crucial for Africa, which is experiencing rapid warming and diverse climate impacts, such as rising sea levels and severe droughts

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Failure to adapt to climate change can lead to dire consequences, including deaths, migration, and conflicts over resources
• African countries, among the most vulnerable to climate change, require significant financial support for adaptation, highlighting global disparities in climate change resilience

⏭️ What's next: COP28 is expected to focus on defining and implementing the Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA) to establish clear metrics and funding commitments for adaptation projects, especially in developing countries

📈 One stat: Developing countries need an estimated $200-250 billion annually by 2030 for climate adaptation

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