For climate action to be effective, impactful, and healthy for African countries and people there must be a coming together of the climate framing of the north and the development framing of the south. The limited resources that reach the continent need to be justly distributed and practically focused on human wellbeing This briefing makes recommendations for COP27 to prioritise African health and climate.

  • Health must be a fundamental component of energy planning and decision making.
  • African food systems must address western-style diets and obesity alongside food insecurity, malnutrition, and hunger.
  • African health sector response to climate change needs equipping, resourcing, and locally tailored responses