In continuation of efforts to engender the alignment of country climate ambitions with the demands of frontline communities, the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) and a host of climate justice groups attending the 27th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh have shared their recommendations, demanding that big Polluters pay debt owed to developing countries
Also, CAPPA and her allies are demanding that African governments leverage Green Economic Opportunities including increased demands for electric vehicles, solar panels, batteries, etc. which are produced with critical minerals some of which are sourced from Africa places.
In a release made available to Sunday Sun, signed by CAPPA Director of Programmes, Philip Jakpor, it noted that African climate activists among others demand that big Polluters and countries of the Global North pay the debt owed to developing countries and commit to no further infractions by cutting emission at source.
“While the frontline communities report reinforces the fact that Africa is not immune to climate impacts despite contributing the least to climate change, the assessment report identifies barriers to a just energy transition in Africa and makes recommendations on how to address them.
“African governments are also encouraged to remove barriers to renewable energy technologies in Africa such as import tariffs to make renewable energy accessible and affordable to most of the energy-poor African population.
“They must also withdraw support for heavy-carbon projects such as the Dangote refineries and petrochemicals and Uganda’s East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) which will lock Africa into fossil fuel trap, among others”. The Statement noted.