Nairobi — Governments and business must help countries in Africa deal with the fallout of climate change, the head of the World Bank said as the organisation pledged billions for green investment in the continent. Kristalina Georgieva said it was vital that nations least responsible for global warming are assisted in adapting to the extreme weather and food insecurity their citizens face. “Africa contributes 4% of CO² emissions globally but already more than 65% of the population there is impacted by climate change, by drought, by flooding, by storms,” she said. Speaking on the eve of the One Planet Summit in Nairobi, Georgieva said green development in Africa was an economic open goal for companies willing to invest in renewable energy, farming technology, and conservation. “Especially in Africa, we would like to see action on adaptation feature prominently,” she said. “We are determined to demonstrate that climate action is also good for the economy and good for people.” The World...

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