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18/12/2018 - Climate change presents a US$3 trillion investment opportunity in Africa by 2030 – and the private sector will be key to green investment and development, Barbara Buchner, one of the top 20 influential women in climate change, has said.

Categories: Climate Change, COP


17/12/2018 - The private sector is key to mobilising green investment and sustainable development in Africa. Climate change presents a US$3 trillion investment opportunity in Africa by 2030. 75% of the investment is expected to come from the private sector to complement public sector financing. This calls for innovative approaches to attract and steer financial flows consistent with a pathway towards low-carbon and climate-resilient development.

Categories: Climate Change, COP


17/12/2018 - More than 80% of Africa’s population growth over the next 30 years will occur in cities. Urban centres will generate the bulk of C02 emissions and waste, while also remaining highly vulnerable to climate impacts.

Categories: COP


17/12/2018 - With only one day remaining of the UN Climate summit COP24 in Poland, countries are still negotiating how the Paris Agreement should be implemented, and developing a detailed rulebook that will limit the rise in the global temperature to below 2 degrees, and thus avoid catastrophe.

Categories: Climate Change, COP


14/12/2018 - How Africa manages its land, agriculture and forestry is of critical importance to the health of its people, its economy and the world’s climate.

Categories: Climate Change, Environment, COP


14/12/2018 - The African Development Bank has presented the impacts of climate change on water security on the African continent and the importance of investment in water and sanitation infrastructure.

Categories: Climate Change, Water Supply & Sanitation, COP


14/12/2018 - The rise in global temperature poses severe risks to water and sanitation. This includes African countries like Sudan and Niger, who grapple with extreme weather events in the Sahel region.

Categories: Climate Change, Water Supply & Sanitation, COP


11/12/2018 - To make a success of the implementation of the nationally determined contributions (NDCs) in Africa, consideration must be given to adopting special legislation on climate and the fight against corruption. This may be a quite a challenge, but it also promises great opportunities.

Categories: Climate Change, COP, Africa NDC Hub


11/12/2018 - Africa is the continent with the most rapidly growing urban population, at an estimated annual rate of 3%. The surge in population is paired with rapid urbanisation and increased transportation. Consequently, emissions from transportation are growing significantly all across Africa, further driven by urban sprawl, rapid motorization and low levels of institutional capacity to manage traffic and its impact.

Categories: Climate Change, Transport, COP


11/12/2018 - One week into the United Nations climate negotiations at COP24, the importance of nationally determined contributions (NDCs) in implementing the Paris Agreement is receiving increased attention. This is because the African Development Bank hosted an event on 10th December designed to encourage cooperation between regional NDC hubs (African, Pacific and, Caribbean) and to strengthen their roles in integrating NDCs into national development plans.

Categories: Climate Change, COP, Africa NDC Hub


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