The first Africa Climate Summit was held in Nairobi, Kenya, in the week of 4 September 2023.
The main objective was to enable the continent to find a common language on development and climate in order to "propose African solutions" in the run-up to COP28, to be held at the end of the year in Dubai.
But before then, several key international meetings will be important milestones in this fight, including the G20 summit in India and the United Nations General Assembly in September, followed by the annual meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Marrakech in October.
Home to 1.2 billion people in 54 countries, Africa is politically and economically diverse, and has some of the most vulnerable populations to climate change.
However, these countries need to highlight Africa's potential as a green industrial power and call on the international community to release the money earmarked for the continent.