COP27: Focus on Africa
Extreme weather events in recent months – from heatwaves in Africa, Asia, and Europe to September’s catastrophic flooding in Pakistan – are a dramatic reminder of how urgent it has already become to find a solution to the climate crisis. At the 27th UN climate change conference this year in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, expectations of the member countries of the United Nations are high. Progress must be made on all relevant issues, from climate protection, adaptation, and funding to loss and damage. Next to armed conflicts, the effects of the climate crisis have now become the primary causes of global hunger and food insecurity. Because the climate crisis is striking African countries especially hard, the focus should be shifted towards them.