Towards a climate resilient Agenda 2063

Africa's transformative framework must be updated to address climate risks while safeguarding unity and prosperity.

As climate change escalates, impacting human security, economic growth and development, Agenda 2063 faces new challenges and opportunities. This policy brief underscores the need to update Africa’s transformative continental framework to address climate risks and the transition to low-carbon pathways. The recommendations include integrating climate risk management, climate-resilient agriculture and renewable energy transition into national policies. Regional and continental efforts should focus on transboundary collaboration, climate-resilient trade and climate diplomacy in order to navigate the climate challenge while safeguarding Africa’s future prosperity and unity.

About the authors

Ilhan Dahir is a Senior Researcher on climate risk and human security at the Institute for Security Studies.

Manisha Gulati is a Senior Research Consultant at the Institute for Security Studies and an independent adviser on climate policy and climate finance.

Dhesigen Naidoo is a Senior Research Associate at the ISS and Head of Climate Adaptation at the Presidential Climate Commission.

Image: © UNEP & Climate Adaptation/Flickr

Development partners
This policy brief was funded by the Government of Denmark. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
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