Africa Business World 

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
Africa Business Ghana World 

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
Africa Featured World 

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
Africa World 

World leaders urged to protect most vulnerable against climate change

– – More than 2,000 young leaders and youth-led organisations from across the Commonwealth have urged governments to respect the needs and contributions of the world’s most vulnerable groups, in the lead up to global climate talks in Glasgow in November. The Commonwealth Youth Statement on Climate Change, appealed to governments to include youth, women, the elderly and people with disabilities… Read More
Africa World 

Climate change remains a global emergency despite Covid-19

– – Results of a new survey conducted on the impact of climate change has revealed that many people around the world believe that the current Covid-19 pandemic isn’t the number one global emergency. For many climate change still remains the biggest global emergency requiring serious action to save lives. The Peoples’ Climate Vote, the world’s biggest ever survey of… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

African summit to tackle climate change opens in Ghana

The 2019 Climate Chance Summit has opened in Ghana’s capital, Accra, hosting hundreds of delegates from around the world. Under the theme, “Towards the institutionalization of Local Climate Action and Access to Finance,” efforts are being made to engage local governments in new initiatives to tackle climate change. Already African countries are reportedly at risk of losing about 1.5 percent… Read More
Africa World 

Commonwealth steps up battle on climate change

The Commonwealth has launched a regenerative climate change model that marries the ancient wisdom of indigenous groups with emerging innovations, technologies and scientific approaches. Common Earth, is the programme that will create a network of projects that could be replicated and adapted to any community, country or region. Government officials, environmentalists, scientists, economists, and representatives from indigenous groups from around… Read More
Africa World 

Opinion: We need to challenge climate change doubters

Imagine a London where the entire subterranean region is engulfed with dirty water. Crammed train carriages that once barrelled along 249 miles of track transporting busy office workers, builders, teachers, civil servants, cleaners and students now rest in the murky debris-filled gut of a dying city – flooded iron ghosts. Last year’s chilling headlines warning that London is under threat… Read More