Africa’s climate issues become main focus during COP22 conference

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Africa's climate issues become main focus during COP22 conference

Climate challenges facing Africa have dominated this year’s U.N. Climate Talks, in Morocco.

African leaders gathered at a separate summit in an effort to reach agreement on key climate issues and present a united voice.

The goal is to combine African efforts to fight climate change and build a sustainable clean energy future. Many of Africa’s poorest countries are also the most vulnerable. And few have sufficient plans in place.

CCTV’s Dan Williams reports from Marrakesh.

Africa's climate issues become main focus during COP22 conference

Africa's climate issues become main focus during COP22 conference

Climate challenges facing Africa have dominated this year’s U.N. Climate Talks, in Morocco. African leaders gathered at a separate summit in an effort to reach agreement on key climate issues and present a united voice. The goal is to combine African efforts to fight climate change and build a sustainable clean energy future. Many of Africa’s poorest countries are also the most vulnerable. And few have sufficient plans in place. CCTV’s Dan Williams reports from Marrakesh.

Africa Day at Cop 22, the international climate conference, and a chance to shine the spotlight on the continent.

Away from the main conference site, leaders attended a specially-arranged Africa Action Summit as guests of Morocco’s King, Mohammed the Sixth.

One of the key climate change developments has been the readiness of countries to embrace both knowledge and technology sharing. There have already been examples of that across Africa. But the main stumbling block remains financial.

On that, Morocco wants to show the way. The country recently embarked on a $9 billion initiative to generate more than half of its energy requirements from renewable sources.