COP27: UK triples its pledges for Africa’s climate adaptation projects

By Anne-Marie Bissada
Posted on Wednesday, 9 November 2022 11:17

Family photo following the end of the AAAP meeting on 8 November 2022, in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. (photo: @EBRDgreen)

Just ahead of COP27, the UK announced that it will triple its commitment to adaptation climate projects across Africa, making it one of the biggest contributors to the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP). However, all the money in the world won't help unless trade policies are fixed.

Just ahead of Tuesday’s meeting, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak had  announced that the UK would triple adaptation its funding from £500 million in 2019 to £1.5 billion by 2025

On Tuesday, James Cleverly, secretary of state for foreign, commonwealth and development affairs for the UK, said that at last year’s summit in Scotland, the UK announced that it would contribute £20m (22.9m) to the AAAP Upstream Financing Facility.