Five ways climate adaptation finance falls short in Africa

The first comprehensive quantitative mapping of finance flows for climate adaptation to African countries reveals five ways in which this finance falls short. Under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), international financial assistance is expected to support developing countries as they prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change. African countries are among the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in terms of food security, health, the economy and ecosystems. Without financial support that helps communities develop in an inclusive manner, and adapt to climate impacts, climate change is projected to push tens of millions more Africans into extreme poverty by 2030.

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