The Road to COP28 Runs Through Africa

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Smith School researcher Tonny Kukeera attended the African Climate Summit in Nairobi on 4th to 6th September and explores how it is creating a new path to sustainable development.

Speakers at the summit highlighted the importance of Africa taking centre stage in climate debates. Africa has a wealth of resources, including 60% of the global renewable energy resources, 40% of crucial minerals for a green energy transition, and two-thirds of arable land. Africa also has the youngest workforce and immense potential for carbon storage. However, to fully unlock these resources, there is a need for substantial investment, a recurrent theme across the summit.

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