Beyond $100 billion for Developing Nations, Africa’s Climate Finance Agenda at COP 26

By Fiona Imbali

Well Made Strategy’s newest team member, Fiona Imbali, previously worked on climate change issues at the African Centre for Technology Studies. While there, she moderated a high panel discussion of African Union in Nigeria on the Green Climate Fund. She holds an MSc in Development Management from The London School of Economics and Political Science. She brings her considerable knowledge to bear on the issues facing heads of state as they gather today in Glasgow to course the future of our planet. 

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report 2020 shows that Africa is determined to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming to 1.5°C. The continent only contributes four per cent of global total Greenhouse gas (GHG) the lowest of any region, yet its socio-economic development is especially affected by the climate crisis. 

The Africa Development Bank reports that seven out of ten climate vulnerable countries globally are in Africa. Kenya is one of the most vulnerable countries in Africa and continues to experience vast and widely documented impacts from climate change. It has low but growing levels of GHGs. 

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