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Africa Must Choose Renewables Over Coal

African governments should strengthen strategies and policies aimed at encouraging the transition to a new climate economy and increasing investment in clean energy. By phasing out fossil fuels, Africa can lead by example in the global effort to combat climate change. Cape Town – African heads of state and government are convening at the annual …

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L’Afrique doit s’engager sur la voie des énergies propres

Le Cap. Les questions de croissance économique et de développement sont d’une importance majeure pour l’Afrique. Les chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement du continent qui viennent de se réunir à l’occasion du sommet de l’Union africaine doivent impérativement intégrer à leur politique de croissance l’action urgente à mener contre le réchauffement climatique – un problème …

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Para a Africa abraçar a ecologia não é um luxo

CIDADE DO CABO – No início do ano, o ciclone tropical Idai devastou a África meridional, matando milhares de pessoas e deslocando um número ainda maior. Em Moçambique, foram destruídas perto de metade de todas as colheitas do ano e infra-estruturas críticas. No total, foram afectados mais de três milhões de pessoas na região. Foi uma evocação …

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For Africa, going green is not a luxury

How can Africa realize economic prosperity without contributing further to climate change? The solution lies in a kind of Green New Deal – a comprehensive strategy for achieving sustainable growth, including through coordinated, large-scale investment in renewable-energy deployment. CAPE TOWN – Earlier this year, Tropical Cyclone Idai tore through southern Africa, killing hundreds, injuring thousands, and displacing …

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How African countries can ‘leapfrog’ the fossil-fuel based growth strategies of developed countries

Carlos Lopes is a professor at the Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town, High Representative of the African Union for partnerships with Europe post-2020, and a member of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate This week, heads of African states are convening at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where they will discuss the …

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h Bold Climate Action, Africa Can Unlock Green, Inclusive Economic Growth.

With bold climate action, Africa can unlock green, inclusive economic growth.

With the G20 leaders’ summit in Argentina and COP24 in Katowice, Poland approaching, the final weeks of 2018 have the potential to be critical to the global fight against climate change. Whether leaders at these events will be bold enough to push for more ambitious national climate action will play a huge part in determining …

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