Month: Mar 2021

Common but Different: Africa and Europe’s climate responsibilities

Countries’ commitments to the Paris Agreement are a legally binding process recognising that the climate challenge transcends borders. The Agreement captures several principles, which are important for Africa to reaffirm, such as the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities; and, with it, respective capabilities. Accounting for only 2–3 per cent of the world’s carbon dioxide …

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A New Path for U.S.-Africa Climate Relations

The world faces simultaneous challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic: economic downturn and increasing impacts of climate change, all of which are exacerbating ongoing global inequity. Full economic recovery hinges upon the world’s ability to address these interconnected challenges everywhere. World leaders have committed nearly $13 trillion to address COVID-19 and economic crisis, and even in …

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