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Air Miles 2.0?

How to ensure Africa is not penalised by net-zero policy spillovers on international trade and investment COMMENT | JAMES MACGREGOR & JODIE KEANE | Despite Africa’s extremely limited emissions contribution to climate change, its producers and exporters are now at risk of adverse effects to their businesses owing to the …

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Window to reach climate goals ‘rapidly closing’ – UN warns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The world is not making sufficient progress to achieve the long-term goals established in the Paris Agreement, aimed at curbing the rise in global temperatures, A UN report issued on Friday has warned. The Paris Agreement, signed by all nations, bound them to restrict the …

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New UK projects announced to fight climate change in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | The inaugural Africa Climate Summit, being hosted by Kenya  will unveil new UK-backed projects valued at £49 million. These initiatives are centred on mobilizing financial resources for climate action and assisting communities in mitigating the effects of climate change, addressing two crucial fronts in …

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COMMENT: Youth in tackling climate change

Unlocking their power requires solidifying their place as key stakeholders at the upcoming Africa Climate Summit COMMENT | ELIZABETH WATHUTI | In an increasingly volatile world, the grip of extreme weather events tightens, unleashing droughts, floods, and heat waves that wreak havoc on vulnerable communities. The repercussions are dire lost livelihoods, …

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Africa meets to deliberate on integrating health into climate agenda head of COP28

The speakers called for engaging communities, ensuring adaptation and facilitating transparent communication as critical strategies for success toward a healthier and resilient future Lilongwe, Malawi | KIRAN PANDY | Various stakeholders from Africa gathered in Malawi to deliberate on integrating health into the climate agenda ahead of the 28th Conference …

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New climate change funds for Africa

How the IMF Resilience and Sustainability Facility and innovative climate finance can lessen challenges COMMENT | ALI MANSOOR & AWA MBAYE | African countries have been encouraged to seek alternative funding schemes to tackle climate change impacts whose effects have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Russian-Ukrainian war, geopolitical fragmentation, …

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