African delegations, present at the first African Climate Summit, expressed their desire to have a stronger influence on the global strategy for energy transition. They also called for better representation of Africa in major annual meetings such as the G20, United Nations General Assemblies, and those of the World Bank and IMF.
The 54 African states took the opportunity to remind that developed countries had committed in 2009 to finance the fight against climate change in emerging countries with an annual allocation of $100 billion, a promise that has not been fulfilled to date.
To accelerate the implementation of such participation, African representatives are calling for the establishment of a global carbon emissions tax covering various tax bases:
– Fossil fuel trading
– Financial transactions
These financial resources would enable the launch of sustainable projects without impacting the finances of African states.
Source: Le Monde