In the aftermath of COP28, African countries have much to celebrate as they navigated the climate negotiations with a united front. Before the conference, the African Climate Summit in Nairobi set the stage, culminating in the adoption of the Nairobi Declaration, shaping Africa’s stance at COP28. Focused on securing global altruism in financial support for emission reduction targets, African nations aimed to overcome the perceived failures of COP27. With Africa being disproportionately affected by climate change, the stakes were high. The gains made at COP28, including declarations on sustainable agriculture, resilient food systems, climate action, and climate and health, mark significant progress. Financial pledges, development agreements, and a vocal demand for fairness showcase Africa’s growing assertiveness in environmental diplomacy. Click here to read more.