The Promises of COP28
On the heels of the Africa Climate Summit, the United Nations hosted COP28 in Dubai where world governments discussed how to prepare for and address climate change. The two-week conference culminated with both optimism and pessimism from the participants. Optimism rose from agreements like the Loss and Damage Fund and innovative food systems that tackle food insecurity on the continent. Previous pledges from developed nations in COP15 have not been fulfilled hence the pessimism and skepticism towards the COP28 Declaration.
COP28 participant and CSIS Africa Intern, Denis Owiny joins Mvemba to discuss impressions from the conference, climate financing in Africa, and the future of Africa’s position in the clean energy transition.