Without investment of roughly £80m a year until 2035, the continent could lose out on as much as £4.8tn of economic benefits within the next decade, according to research by the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA).
That much, eh? £80 million? If we have a whip round for it will they promise to then shut up and fuck off?
“No country should be forced to choose between eradicating poverty, building climate resilience and honouring its debts, but right now that is what is happening,” said the former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, now chair of the GCA.
Err, yes, actually, it should. Because that’s what governance is, trade offs and priorities.