COP27: Can Egypt deliver for Africa?

The COP host has a crucial role to play in climate justice for the continent and in the vexed issue of African gas in the energy transition, says Karim Elgendy.

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Egypt will host COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh this November under the banner of championing Africa’s climate priorities.

Many developing countries will be looking to see if the summit finally delivers solutions to the long-standing issues that COP26 failed to resolve, such as the £100 billion-a-year climate finance promises never met by developed economies. The lack of attention given to how the world will adapt to a low-carbon future  has also been criticized, especially when the limited capacity of developing nations to adapt is borne in mind, together with the developed world’s responsibility for current and historic carbon emissions.

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