Even as we begin to emerge from under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, Africa is on the front line of the crises in climate and nature. The ability of African governments to respond to climate change, by building resilience and adapting to the impacts we are already seeing, is limited. But the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) that governments are required to revise ahead of this year’s COP26 climate talks provide an opportunity to seek support to build that capacity.
Governments, civil society, private sector and the donor community are all engaged in these issues as we approach COP26. This WWF event at the Regional Climate Week in Africa provided a chance to bring actors together to discuss the opportunities and challenges for NDC ambition and action in Africa; and how this process can help people, nature and the climate.
- Mithika Mwenda, Executive Director for Pan African Climate Justice Alliance
- Louise Naude, Representative for Alliance for Climate Action South Africa
- Alice Ruhweza, Regional Director Africa, WWF