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African Continental Free Trade Area: Promoting Intra-African Trade for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

This note discusses how increased levels of intra-African trade and other developments resulting from the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) can impact climate change mitigation and adaptation. The analysis shows that the AfCFTA can impact climate change mitigation and adaptation in various dimensions, both positively and negatively. Whether positive or negative impacts dominate depends partly on policy choices by member states.