The state of climate ambition: regional snapshot - Africa

Africa is a highly complex region – blessed with natural capital and biodiversity; home to 1.13 billion people, one-third of the world’s languages, and a rich and diverse culture; yet also mired in conflict and other crises. This impedes basic activities such as food production, local economic development and healthcare access. Of the 46 countries of sub-Saharan Africa, 32 hold Least Developed Countries (LDCs) status, six are Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and 33 are considered fragile states. This Snapshot explores regional NDC submission, ambition and quality status while assessing progress on key systems and architecture for NDC implementation. It also looks at areas of past and future Climate Promise support, showcasing regional champions and providing insight on emerging trends and opportunities. ​The 2022 State of Global Ambition Regional Snapshots provide regional analysis of Climate Promise supported countries NDC status and implementation readiness.