COP 15: What's at stake for Africa?


Africa has much at stake in the global discussions taking place at the 15th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP 15) in Copenhagen (December 2009) and the issues are many and complex due to the continent's high level of vulnerability to climate change and its low level of resources. This paper addresses the four key areas under negotiation - mitigation, adaptation, finance and technology transfers/capacity building - providing an African perspective on the issues at stake and the positions advanced by various parties.


Working Paper 1, Climate Change Adaptation in Africa program working paper series, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada, 18 pp.

COP 15: What’s at stake for Africa?

Published 1 January 2009