African Civil Society Common Position on Climate Adaptation and Loss & Damage for COP28
The African Civil Society Common Position on Climate Adaptation and Loss & Damage for COP28 is an urgent call to prioritise Africa's adaptation needs in the global climate discourse.
While COP27 marked progress with the loss and damage fund, tangible advances in adaptation and climate finance were lacking. Post-COP27 discussions, including the Paris Climate Finance Summit, have fallen short, particularly on vital issues like finance, gender equity, and agriculture for Africa. Disputes persist around Loss and Damage funding, governance, and eligibility, casting uncertainty on COP28 outcomes.
COP28 provides a pivotal moment in acknowledging Africa’s distinct climate challenges and ushering in transformative commitments. African civil society groups have drafted this common position paper. It calls for placing a strong emphasis on adaptation and Loss & Damage as top priorities, with seven key areas to watch at COP28.