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It’s not just the economy, stupid! What was off-key about the Africa Climate Summit

‘The summit split opinion on the continent with its focus on market solutions to the climate crisis rather than dealing more directly with its human impacts.’

“The outcome of the summit itself is like a man dying of thirst in the Sahara Desert and being offered only his own urine.”

So Mohammed Adow, director of Nairobi-based think tank Power Shift Africa, summarised the inaugural Africa Climate Summit in a post on X (formerly Twitter).

Attending the landmark three-day conference, which wrapped up on Wednesday with the Nairobi Declaration, I was struck by how it…

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