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What does a successful COP27 look like for Africa?

Wednesday 9 November 2022 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm

About this event

COP27 has provided an opportunity to put Africa’s priorities at the centre of the debate – energy, adaptation, and growth. With climate-related flooding causing devastation in Nigeria and climate-related drought deepening food insecurity in East Africa, the urgency of turning high-level negotiations in Sharm el Sheikh into practical action for people on the frontline of the climate crisis in Africa has never been greater. Adaptation and innovation are critical to the continent’s ability to imagine a net-zero pathway that would allow the continent to meet its energy and economic needs while addressing its specific climate risks.

In this online event examined we brought together a high profile panel of leaders, investors, policy makers and activists to discuss what success at COP27 would look like for the continent and examined the financing deals and the latest thinking on mitigation and adaptation.

The speakers included:

  • Linda Mabhena-Olagunju – CEO, DLO Energy Resources Group
  • Chris Chijiutomi – Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Equity, Africa and Pakistan, British International Investment
  • Olajobi Makinwa – Chief, Intergovernmental Relations & Africa at UN Global Compact
  • Lilian Macharia – Director, Division of Portfolio Management, Green Climate Fund
  • Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin – UN Climate Change High-Level Champion
  • Nicholas Norbrook (Moderator) – Managing Editor, The Africa Report


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