Web resources: Africa and COP27


This ASCL Library list offers online resources on Africa and the COP27 climate summit, taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from 6 to 18 November 2022. It contains online articles, blogs, infographics, podcasts and videos, most of which are freely available.

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Blog : Climate crisis / African Arguments, 2022. (African Arguments, articles tagged 'climate crisis')

(E)book : The environmental crunch in Africa: growth narratives vs. local realities / ed. by Jon Abbink. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Available online (restricted access), print version for loan in the ASCL Library and other libraries.

Infographic : Africa is on the frontline of climate change / by Martin Armstrong. Statista, 2022.

Infographics : Climate change country cards / Afrobarometer, 2022.

Journal article : Understanding the multilateral negotiations on climate change ahead of COP27: priorities for the African region / Brian Mantlana & Ademola Oluborode Jegede. In: South African Journal of International Affairs, vol. 29, no. 3, pages 255-270. (Free access)

Podcast : Will COP 27 count for Africa ? / BBC Africa Daily, 7 november 2022.

Podcast : Getting climate security in Africa on the agenda for COP27 / The Horn, 26 October 2022.

Twitter: Twitter hashtag AfricaCOP27

Video : Official YouTube account of UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) / UN, 2022. (includes livestreams and videos from COP27)

Video : Leaders call on COP27 to recognise Africa's climate needs / Eye on Africa, France24, 9 November 2022. (report on "Africa Tuesday" at COP27 and links to other videos)

Video : 'De stem van Afrika moet gehoord worden op klimaattop' / NOS, 15 November 2022. (English spoken, Dutch subtitles)

Web article : Towards COP27: views from Africa’s chief climate negotiator / By: Franck Kuwonu. United Nations African Renewal, 2022.

Web overview : Africa@COP27 / African Union, 2022. (page by the African Union on COP27)

Web overview : #AfricaCOP27 / African Development Bank, 2022. (page by the African Development Bank on COP27)

Web overview : COP: a special series / International Crisis Group, 2022. (article series on COP27)

Web overview : Reading list October 2022: climate change and inclusive development in Africa / Joscha Betke. INCLUDE, 2022.

Web portal : The Global Climate Action portal / UNFCCC. (online platform where actors from around the globe - countries, regions, cities, companies, investors and other organizations - can display their commitments to act on climate change)

Web report : Africa’s positioning in global climate change negotiations / by Dhesigen Naidoo and Manisha Gulati. Pretoria, Institute for Security Studies, 2022.

Web report : The road to COP27 : making Africa’s case in the global climate debate / Mo Ibrahim Foundation. London : Mo Ibrahim Foundation, 2022.

Web report : Summary of Global Climate Action at COP 27 / Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action, UN Climate Change (UNFCCC), 2022. (key outcomes for global climate action at COP 27)

Also see all titles on climate change in the ASCL Library catalogue, and the ASCL Library Weekly on Ugandan climate justice activist Vanessa Nakate.