Achieving the SDGs in Africa Through South-South Cooperation on Climate Change with China

Read our book chapter in The Palgrave Handbook of Development Cooperation for Achieving the 2030 Agenda

Climate change poses a significant threat to socio-economic development in Africa. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be possible without fostering low-emission development and addressing the adverse impacts of climatic changes on the continent. China has emerged as a key development partner and is increasingly cooperating with African countries on climate change adaptation and mitigation. This chapter looks at the evolution of South-South cooperation on climate change between African countries and China over the past decades. We argue that South-South cooperation with China has tremendous potential for African countries to realize their climate action priorities, and thus enable the achievement of their SDGs. However, to realize this potential, both sides need a more ambitious and targeted approach.

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