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Most countries at risk of climate disasters are in debt distress, research shows

New research by humanitarian organisation, ActionAid International, has revealed a shocking 93% of countries at the forefront of climate disasters are drowning in debt. The organisation is calling for the most climate vulnerable countries to have their debts cancelled, along with a radical reform of the way global debt is managed, to stop this crisis. With countries forced to pay… Read More
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AfCFTA rollout and climate finance must dominate AU Summit Agenda

The leaders of the 55 member states of the African Union (AU) will be meeting for their 36th ordinary session of the AU Assembly on 18 and 19 February 2023 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 60 years after the birth of the Organisation of African Unity, over 20 years of the AU and 40 years before 2063, this meeting serves as… Read More
Africa World 

Climate summit opens in Egypt as Africa pushes for gas exploitation

– – This year’s climate change summit – COP 27- has opened in Egypt as world leaders discuss solutions to the impact of climate change. The summit for the first time is debating whether richer nations should provide financial support to help developing countries combat the effects of climate change. But African countries are themselves pushing for the exploitation of… Read More
Africa World 

The priority actions needed to limit global warming

– – Despite positive progress at COP26, current country pledges and commitments, even if fully implemented, still do not put the world on trajectory to limit global warming to 1.5°C. If the world is to have even a 50% chance of meeting that objective, COP27 must act as a catalyst to turn broad national commitments into secific actions and pave… Read More
Africa World 

African leaders demand fulfilment of climate change pledges

– – Twenty four African leaders have urged wealthier nations to fulfil their aid pledges for tackling climate change. They contend that this will enable the African continent to enhance the fight against climate change effects for which it shares little blame. The African ministers made the demand in a communique at the close of a three-day forum in the… Read More
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PARM urges for Agricultural Risk Management to fight climate change

– – The Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) was delighted to be part of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, ANDE 2022 Regional Conference sponsors. The conference was held from 19 to 20 July 2022 in Accra, Ghana. The event was a great opportunity for PARM to promote Capacity Development in Agricultural Risk Management (ARM) at regional level, and… Read More
Africa World 

Climate action project backed by blockchain technology launches

– – Open Forest Protocol (OFP) – an open platform to transparently measure, verify and fund forestation projects with blockchain technology – has gone live and is ready to accelerate climate action by onboarding projects on the carbon neutral NEAR Protocol. The announcement signifies the beginning of one of the first open and free, Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) services accessible to forestation projects… Read More
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Ghana: Climate risks could cost transport sector $3.9 billion

– – A new report estimates that by 2050 climate risks could cause damage worth $3.9 billion in Ghana’s transport sector. But the report also offers a roadmap that could prevent the worst from happening. It also highlights extensive efforts by the government to counter climate risks. The potential damage of $3.9 billion is thrice the investment of $1.3 billion… Read More
Africa World 

The role of gas as an enabler of the energy transition

– – The threat of climate change has been firmly in the spotlight, with several discussions and commitments at the recent UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. The importance of gas as an enabler of the energy transition in Africa is again being highlighted. According to the US Energy Information Administration, natural gas emits almost half the carbon dioxide… Read More
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Majority across G20 countries see Climate change as crisis

– – A major poll of public opinion on climate change in the G20 countries published today by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the University of Oxford, shows how public support for climate action is set to strengthen in the near future as climate-aware teenagers become of voting age, enter the workforce, and move into positions of greater influence.… Read More