Gahouma has called for $1trn in annual funding to help developing countries deal with the effects of climate change, a 10-fold increase on the existing commitment of $100bn. He says this money will help countries implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs): a set of climate plans submitted by all countries party to the talks.
He has also highlighted the responsibility that big emitters have towards developing countries when it comes to dealing with the effects of climate change and the disproportionate impact rising temperatures are due to have on Africa.
The COP26 officially opens on 31 October and runs until 12 November.
On the eve of the opening of COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, Tanguy Gahouma-Bekale sat down with The Africa Report.
What is the continent’s negotiating position at COP26 and what do you hope to achieve at the talks?
Tanguy Gahouma-Bekale: These
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