Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi gathers leaders to discuss green energy transition and climate priorities, with Africa disproportionately affected by climate change.

 Leaders from across Africa convene at the Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi to discuss the transition to green energy and set priorities for the upcoming Global Climate Conference.

Africa, responsible for less than 4% of global emissions, bears the brunt of climate change effects, including drought, water scarcity, livestock and crop damage, and extreme weather.

 Human-driven climate change is a key factor in the drought experienced in the Horn of Africa, where many are facing starvation.

Africa is one of the fastest-warming continents globally, with temperatures having risen by 1.2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.

Financial losses in some African countries due to extreme weather events are four times higher than in other nations, highlighting the need for debt relief.

The Africa Climate Summit aims to encourage investment in climate solutions, including carbon sinks, renewable energy, and mineral resources.

Kenya is a sustainability leader, sourcing 90% of its electricity from renewables, and hopes to switch the narrative from Africa as a victim to an active contributor to climate solutions.

 African leaders aim to form a unified position for the COP 28 climate summit and secure deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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