Hurricane Daniel brings heavy rains to Africa.Destructive floods occurred in Libya, causing a large number of casualties.Egypt's meteorological department has issued warnings about possible rainfall and severe weather.Africa is one of the lowest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world, but it is the continent most affected by climate change.At the first African Climate Summit held last week, African heads of state hoped that the international community should increase financing and technical assistance to Africa and seek to "provide climate financing solutions."
In recent years, Africa has experienced many disasters that have suddenly transformed from severe droughts to potentially dangerous heavy rains.In March 2023, Tropical Cyclone Freddy continued to affect Malawi, Mozambique, and Madagascar. Heavy rainfall and strong winds caused natural disasters such as floods, winds, landslides, and mudslides. It has resulted in the deaths of more than 220 people and tens of thousands of people in the three countries.In addition, heavy rainfall brought by tropical cyclones has led to cholera outbreaks.There are many factors that can contribute to sudden changes in climate and weather, including El Niño and La Niña weather patterns and climate change itself.
Africa is one of the lowest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world, but it is the continent most affected by climate change.In human response to climate change, the role of African countries cannot be ignored.Today, responding to climate change has entered a new era. It is no longer just about solving environmental or development issues, but about solving a series of challenges brought about by climate change in the context of fairness and justice.The development of many African countries is faced with the threat of climate change and they urgently need financial and technical support to further unleash their green development potential.The international community should increase financing and technical assistance to Africa to help African countries transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient economies.