Global climate deal could transform Africa’s progress: new report

Climate change poses a severe threat to Africa, but it also offers a huge opportunity, according to an AfDB report released Wednesday. The paper, Africa’s Climate Opportunity: Adapting and Thriving, explains how the COP21 climate talks in Paris can help Africa deal with the threat and seize the opportunity. “Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time in development. COP21 presents a unique opportunity to meet that challenge,” said Akinwumi Adesina, President of the Bank Group. “The voice of Africa is crucial to ensure the success of COP21. And the voice of Africa will be heard.”

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