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America Announces $150 Million Support For Climate Adaptation In Africa

From Dare Akogun, Egypt

The United States President Joe Biden, on Friday, announced $150 million in support for climate adaptation projects in Africa.

He made the announcement at the ongoing climate summit, otherwise called the Conference of Parties (COP27) in Egypt.

Mr Biden pointed that controlling climate change is imperative for the future of the world, adding that there is no reason not to finance clean energy in developing countries.

According to him “To permanently bend the emission curve, every nation has to step up” he said.

America has joined the list of other nations including the United Kingdom and the Netherlands that have made financial pledges towards addressing climate change adaptation issues in Africa.

It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari has made  a call to world leaders that Africa urgently needs investment in adaptation infrastructure — such as flood prevention systems — to stave off the disasters that destroy communities and cripple economies.

Though Africa is the least contributor to global emissions, it is perhaps the worst-hit continent by climate change effects in the world.

Statistics from relevant global agencies have confirmed that millions of people are currently rattled by disasters linked “to storms, droughts, wildfires, floods, and landslides on the continent.”

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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