GCA at the Africa Climate Summit

It is only by adapting to climate change that Africa can reach its potential. Yet promised climate finance—which is necessary to underpin wider development goals—remains critically short of what is needed.

The Africa Climate Summit, co-hosted by the government of Kenya and the African Union Commission, will deliver innovative green growth and climate finance solutions for Africa and the world. Climate adaptation solutions and the finance to scale them are at the heart of this approach. They build on the outcomes of the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact held with world leaders in Paris in June 2023.

President William Ruto of Kenya, who chairs the Committee of African Heads of States on Climate Change, has declared climate adaptation as a key priority for delivering “Africa’s march to sustainable economic transformation and green growth.”

Join us at the Africa Climate Summit

Latest News



Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program

Since 2021, the Africa-owned and Africa-led Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP), has been the implementation vehicle of the vision of the Africa Adaptation Initiative, with proven results to scale adaptation. Co-designed between the African Development Bank and the Global Center on Adaptation, and endorsed by the African Union, the AAAP is mobilizing $25 billion in climate resilient investments by 2025. In its first 24 months, the AAAP has integrated adaptation into over $5.4 billion of investments, securing resilient development objectives across 27 African countries. President Ruto has announced that the AAAP is a key deliverable for mobilizing support for climate adaptation at the Africa Climate Summit.