Africa at a crossroads: towards inclusive climate governance

Bencini, Jacopo / Sander Chan
External Publications (2018)

published on The E-Environmentalist November 1, 2018


Urgent action is needed to deliver on commitments made by African governments under the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.

The triple challenge to simultaneously develop effective climate solutions, formulate and implement inclusive public policies, and ensure adequate investments, is by no means easy. But to ensure a climate-safe future, failure is not an option. To make climate action accountable and impactful, we must address two questions:

  • Can the low-carbon and climate resilient future that governments have committed to under the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change really work in Africa? 

  • What can African societies, businesses, civil society, and local governments contribute to low-carbon and climate resilient development?

About the author

Chan, Sander

Transnational and international environmental politics and governance


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