|NAIROBI, Kenya, September 7, 2023/ — The Africa Climate Summit (ACS) kicked off on Monday in Nairobi, Kenya bringing together governments, businesses, international organisations, and civil society. Afrobarometer (www.Afrobarometer.org) led an Action Hub event highlighting Africans’ views on climate change, including perceptions of worsening drought and an urgent need for climate action.
ACS takes place two months ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, setting the stage for meaningful conversations around climate action.
Project Manager Sam Balongo revealed that citizens demand urgent government action on climate change: Majorities in all 36 countries want their government to take action now to limit climate change, even if it is costly, causes job losses, or takes a toll on the economy. In 14 countries, 80% or more of citizens who are aware of climate change share this view.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Afrobarometer.