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Hunger and hope: Africans tell of desperation and innovation as climate summit meets

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Sep 08 2023 Β· 1 min read

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πŸ—žοΈ Driving the news: Leaders and activists gather at the African Climate Summit to discuss solutions and mobilize resources in the face of a hunger crisis affecting millions in the country
• The Summit highlights the importance of sustainable agriculture and green energy solutions

πŸ”­ The context: While Africa only contributes 4% to global emissions, it is disproportionately impacted by climate change
• As a result, many African countries face issues like droughts, floods, and desertification that affect their most vulnerable communities

🌎 Why it matters for the planet: The Summit serves as a crucial platform for galvanizing global attention and resources towards mitigating climate impacts in Africa
• Successful resolutions must address the growing needs of the population, especially those affected by climate change

πŸ’¬ One quote: "I can no longer afford to buy decent foods like meat – the best that I can do for protein is eggs,” (Mhurushomana, a widow and mother of two)

πŸ“ˆ One stat: The African Development Bank estimates that the continent will need between $20–$30 billion annually by 2030 for climate adaptation and mitigation efforts

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