After six years, UN climate summit returns to Africa

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  • “We are now demanding nothing else but robust funding mechanisms that address loss and damage in a fair, accessible and transparent way.”Ninteretse agreed that “the biggest emitters must commit to rapidly cut emissions” and “help the nations most vulnerable to climate change” by financing climate initiatives.
  • It’s the fifth time that an African nation has held the U.N. climate summit, with Morocco, South Africa and Kenya all serving as former hosts.The first African summit, held in Marrakech in 2001, passed landmark accords on climate funding and made other key decisions on land use and forestry.
  • The following three meetings on the continent had some success on issues like adapting to climate change, technology and sowing the seeds for the Paris Agreement in 2015 years earlier.
  • Framework Convention on Climate Change — better known as COP27 — will be held in the resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt and begins next week.
  • “The discussions tend to be protracted, uncompromising and acrimonious at times,” said Mwenda, a veteran of the climate negotiations circuit.
  • MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. climate summit is back in Africa after six years and four consecutive Europe-based conferences.
MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) The U.N. climate summit is back in Africa after six years and four consecutive Europebased conferences. The 27th annual Conference of the Parties of the U.N. Framework Conventi [+5443 chars]