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Renewable Energy Investors Should See Green in Africa

There are glass-half-empty and glass-half-full ways to view renewable energy and climate finance in Africa, the second largest and most populous continent. The somber take: Africa and its countries are not even close to being on track to achieve the Paris Agreement or their own climate goals — their contributions to limiting global warming to […]

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IMF and World Bank Are Urged to Boost Funding for African Nations Facing Conflict, Climate Change

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Many poor countries in Africa face the harshest effects of climate change: severe droughts, vicious heat and dry land, but also unpredictable rain and devastating flooding. The shocks worsen conflict and upend livelihoods because many people are farmers — work that is increasingly vulnerable in a warming world. Climate challenges are […]

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Africa Climate Week Demonstrates Continent’s Determination to Lead On Climate Action

Africa Climate Week 2023 (ACW) has drawn to a close after an action-packed week in Nairobi, Kenya, which underscored Africa’s determination to be a global leader in climate action. The event brought together more than 10,000 participants from governments, multilateral organizations, the private sector and civil society from across the African continent and the world to […]

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Global Campaigners Renew Call For Sustainable Financing To Eliminate TB in Africa

The eradication of tuberculosis (TB) in high-burden African countries could be realized by 2030 once governments prioritize robust financing to cater for enhanced surveillance, diagnosis, treatment, and long-term care for patients infected with the disease, campaigners said on Friday during the World TB Day. Lucica Ditiu, executive director of Stop TB Partnership, an international health […]

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UN Commission Calls for Sustainable Interventions To Help Africa Achieve SDGs

Persistent poverty and inequality are likely to undermine prosperity, peace and security in Africa unless governments adopt innovative development models, said experts and policymakers on an economic commission for Africa on Tuesday. The high-level meeting hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) aimed to help African countries lessen their economic and social […]

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Africa’s Sustainable Growth Hinges on Science, Technology, Innovation: Experts

Achieving Africa’s sustainable growth requires leveraging the power of science, technology and innovation to fight multidimensional vulnerabilities, experts have emphasized. They made the call during a session on science, technology, and innovation (STI) on the margins of the 9th African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development that was held in a hybrid format in Niamey, the […]

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UNECA Urges Africa to Prioritize Green Mineral Value Chains for Sustainable Industrialization

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has urged African countries to prioritize green mineral value chains for sustainable industrialization. The call was made by Acting Executive Secretary of the UNECA Antonio Pedro during a panel discussion on “Building a regional battery mineral value chain in Africa” that was held Sunday. Pedro emphasized that in […]

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