Well-off countries have not come up with “ambitious” emissions reduction targets, a senior official told RT’s Africa Now
Many African delegates expressed disappointment at the outcome of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) held in November in Egypt. In the first episode of the new show Africa Now, RT’s Paula Slier explores why this happened and how the promising event has been described as a failure.
Speaking to officials and journalists, Slier analyzed why people in Africa now feel that they are being treated unfairly by the West when it comes to the effects of global warming.
“Developed countries should have submitted their ambitions [emission-reduction] targets. They didn’t do that.” Washington Zhakata, head of Zimbabwe’s climate change management department, said on the sidelines of COP27. “Moreover, they have failed to meet their obligations under the Kyoto Protocol.”
Most of the African participants felt like they were being treated unfairly by the industrialized nations, who are primarily responsible for carbon emissions.
The region is endowed with vital resources needed for the transition to renewable energy, yet millions of people on the continent remain literally in the dark due to environmental problems. grid.
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