Climate Justice and Equity

Climate change reinforces, and exacerbates, existing inequalities. As a diverse continent with complex developmental and climate-related challenges, Africa is one the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change, socially and economically.
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Africa is One the Most Vulnerable Regions in the World to Climate Change, Socially and Economically

The impact of climate investments must be measured by the extent to which they seek to ensure inclusivity, address unemployment and poverty and respond to inequality in all its forms.

The ACF’s strategy is not only premised on high-level political and technical engagements but also on building strong grassroots coalitions and movements that enhance the capacity to address climate issues by linking these to broader social justice issues, human rights and inequality (in particular gender issues and youth). In doing so we seek to support transformation in the sector and build an African community of practice, that is rooted in the economic, social and political realities that Africa faces.

Climate justice and equity cuts across all of our work and the ACF supports:

  • The development of new narratives and new partnerships.
  • Intersectional national and regional campaigns.
  • Rights-based climate justice work and legal advocacy.
  • Climate and development related media initiatives and communication platforms.

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