The Time is Now: African Climate Summit

The African Climate Summit (ACS) is underway in Nairobi, Kenya. The African continent, with its 1.2 billion people, is weighed down by debt to countries and multilateral development banks, primarily in the Global North. The debt disallows positive investment in climate mitigation and adaptation measures. Despite the near negligible contributions of African nations  to the climate crisis, they are indeed some of the most impacted peoples. Of the 20 countries most impacted by climate change, 17 are in Africa. Nearly 600 million Africans lack access to electricity and of those 600 million, 72 million youth in Africa — the majority

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