07 March, 2022
Category : Power Shift in the News | tags: i24
Sierra Leone, the world’s fifth poorest country, is estimated to spend $90m annually on climate adaptation
Countries in Africa are spending millions of dollars annually coping with the effect of climate change, threatening to drive such states into deeper poverty, a recent study shows.
...“This report shows the deep injustice of the climate emergency. Some of the poorest countries in the world are having to use scarce resources to adapt to a crisis not of their making,” said Mohamed Adow, director of Power Shift Africa.
“These African countries are suffering from droughts, storms, and floods which are putting already stretched public finances under strain and limiting their ability to tackle other problems.”