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Why the Africa Climate Summit can’t afford to overlook conflict

‘Conflict isn’t merely a side issue; it is an integral part of the equation.’

  • Nazanine Moshiri
  • The New Humanitarian

African leaders aren’t just pleading for help on climate change, they’re offering solutions too – but as they do so it’s critical to understand the role the issue is playing in fuelling conflict, and to develop solutions with that in mind.

Kenya is preparing to rally support for this green vision at the Africa climate summit, which opens today in Nairobi.

It is also expected to focus on green investments and urge richer countries to follow through on their financial promises.

But discussions about climate change can no longer afford to overlook matters of peace and stability.

At the summit for a…

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