With “climate change” and “Africa”, the image that comes to mind most, is one of victimhood: Africa, barely contributed to causing climate changes, yet bears the brunt disproportionally, and has limited buffers to deal with the consequences. Though the above is true, we at the Climate Action Platform for Africa (CAP-A) are convinced this is only part of the story. Africa has everything to be a competitive location for climate action, playing a key role in achieving global climate objectives. And conversely, climate action can be the key lever to lift Africa to stable middle-income status.
We work to realise an Africa-centric narrative shift that identifies, equips, connects and amplifies African (youth) voices and highlights the opportunities and agency from climate action, to show how climate action can be good for both people and climate in Africa.
Achieving this requires: