Accelerating Climate Action in Africa: Insights from the 2022 Voluntary National Reviews

Khalid, Ahmad Mohd and Okitasari, Mahesti (2023). Accelerating Climate Action in Africa: Insights from the 2022 Voluntary National Reviews. UNU-IAS Policy Brief series. United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability.

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    Author Khalid, Ahmad Mohd
    Okitasari, Mahesti
    Title Accelerating Climate Action in Africa: Insights from the 2022 Voluntary National Reviews
    Series Title UNU-IAS Policy Brief series
    Volume/Issue No. 41
    Publication Date 2023-06
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
    Pages IV, 4
    Language eng
    Abstract African countries are progressing on SDG 13 (climate action) and strengthening their implementation, despite the insufficient delivery of climate finance. Recognising these countries' vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, accelerated efforts are necessary to build an enabling environment — political, legal, technical, financial, and programmatic — aligned with each country’s needs and priorities. This policy brief offers recommendations for national policymakers in Africa to strengthen climate strategies, based on analysis of the 21 VNRs presented by African countries in 2022 (see Notes). It provides insights to better synergise SDG 13 efforts (e.g., with NDCs), considering the state of data reporting and the critical role of finance, capacity-building, and partnerships for climate action. Recommendations: (i) enhance monitoring, reporting, and evaluation for SDG 13 and associated indicators across all levels and sectoral scales; (ii) take urgent action to increase financial flows and improve resource mobilisation; (iii) accelerate the local adoption of disaster risk reduction strategies and climate action plans; (iv) strengthen policy and legal frameworks and increase efforts to improve institutional capacity.
    UNBIS Thesaurus AFRICA
    CLIMATE CHANGE
    Keyword Climate action
    SDG 13
    Voluntary National Reviews
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2023
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 24093017
    DOI https://doi.org/10.53326/ZVDJ2968
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