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This is how much investment is needed to mitigate climate change across Africa

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Many people in less developed African countries have to travel far for resources. Image: Annie Spratt/Unsplash

Georgia Savvidou
Research Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute
Christopher Trisos
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland
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Total African adaptation- and mitigation-related finance (commitments) by country, 2014-2018.
Total funding towards adaptation compared to mitigation in Africa. Image: OECD DAC 2020

Adaptation-related commitments for each African country, per capita per year, 2014-2018
Funding towards adaptation in each African country. Image: OECD DAC 2020

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