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Food systems to nourish the fastest-growing population

Ibrahim Assane Mayaki African Union
Champs agriculture
Nourishing the world’s fastest-growing population worldwide will involve transforming its food systems to enable food supply. Expanding Africa’s food basket will serve both nutrition and resilience objectives in support of the human development needed to realize the potential of the African continent and its young population.
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A network of central banks and regulators committed to climate action

Jean Boissinot Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS)
The financial sector is increasingly mainstreaming climate-related risks into its analyses, in particular through the action of the NGFS, an international network of central banks and regulators. Details and analyses from Jean Boissinot, Deputy Director for Financial Stability at Banque de France and Head of the NGFS Secretariat.
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Collaborating to accelerate investment in climate adaptation and resilience

Chiara Trabacchi British International Investment
While there is an urgent need to step up action on climate adaptation, the action is not in step with the need. This is especially true of the required financing, particularly from the private sector. To overcome the various barriers to private sector investment in climate adaptation and resilience, international DFIs in 2020 set up a Collaborative group and put forward ambitious commitments to the G7 in May 2021. Its overarching goal is to accelerate and scale up private investment in climate adaptation and resilience in developing countries.
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How cities can focus their climate adaptation and resilience actions

Barbara Barros C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
More than half of the world’s population lives in cities – and all are at risk from increasing climate change impacts ( floods, storms, extreme temperatures, among others) due to warming at alarming levels. This means that communities, the built environment and economies are exposed. Lower- and middle-income countries experience worse scenarios, with amplified impacts for vulnerable groups, the poor, women, children, and the elderly, exacerbating poverty and undermining development.
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Helping financial institutions to scale up climate change adaptation for increased resilience

Felix Stiegler GFA Consulting Group
Jonas Gödicke GFA Consulting Group
The financing of adaptation measures has not become widespread up to now due to a number of obstacles. These include – but are not limited to – insufficient harmonization of practices and terminology, less harnessing of private and public capital for climate adaptation than for climate change mitigation, and the complexity of climate risk management.
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