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Special Report CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change by numbers

$100bn In 2009, developed countries committed to mobilising $100bn a year in climate finance until 2020 for climate action in developing countries.

$57bn Over 2013 and 2014 the average amount mobilised by developing countries stood at $57bn, well below the target they had set. (see next chart)

$21bn African governments spend $21bn per year on energy subsidies; $10bn on kerosene and oil-based products and $11bn to cover utility losses.

Mobilised Climate Finance 2013/14

Total: $52.2bn

$1.6 bn

$12.8bn

Total: $61.8bn

Total: $57bn

$16.7bn

$1.6bn

$1.6bn

$14.7 bn

$15.4bn

$20.4bn

$17.9 bn

$22.5bn

$23.1bn

$22.8bn

2013

2014

Avg. 2013-14

n Bilateral public finance n Multilateral public finance (attributed)

n Export credits n Private co-finance mobilised (attributed)

Energy consumption: kWh per capita, 2012

SSA excluding South Africa

162

USA 12,209.7

South Asia

607.7

France 6,868.5

South Africa

4 ,0 47. 3

Mauritius

1,914.5

South Korea

9,646.7

Kenya 153.4

Cameroon

255

X20 4/5

In Africa, the poorest households spend twenty times more per unit of energy than the wealthiest households of the population rely on solid biomass, mainly fuel wood and charcoal for cooking

Source: Africa Progress Panel; US Energy Information Administration; International Energy Statistics; OECD

4  New African December 2015

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