Although they are not responsible for causing climate change, Africans are the ones who are bearing the brunt and the cost of the phenomenon, says South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. News24 reports that, while participating in a virtual meeting of the African Union Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change on Sunday, Ramaphosa said that “climate change impacts are costing African economies between three and five percent of their GDPs” but the necessary financial flows to enable developing economy countries to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change were still “vastly inadequate”.
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