Join us tomorrow for a side event organised by the African Risk Capacity Group around COP26. Starting at 14.15 GMT
Strengthening health outcomes through risk management and adaptation
The COVID-19 crisis has further constrained climate and health adaptation. Rising government debt has complicated domestic resource mobilisation, and global climate finance decreased by 10% in 2020. As a result, climate impacts far outpace adaptation action. To break with this trend, preparedness and adaptation must be mainstreamed in COVID-19 recovery plans, and in development agendas, leveraging the triple dividend of responding to the health crisis; driving Africa’s economic development; and building climate-resilient societies.
How can African countries prepare for the next pandemic? What needs to be done to ensure health systems across the continent are strengthened and what policies and risk mechanisms need to be put in place to support adaption?