Tag: climate

Op-Ed – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: A global response to COVID-19 that doesn’t fully support developing countries is no response at all

"A better future, where all jobs are green and decent, poverty is eradicated, workers are supported, and communities are thriving and resilient across all sectors of the economy, starts with a just transition today."

Climate explained: how much of climate change is natural? How much is man-made?

Successive reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – mandated by the United Nations to assess scientific evidence on climate change – have evaluated the causes of climate change. The most recent special report on global warming of 1.5 degrees confirms that the observed changes in global and regional climate over the last 50 or so years are almost entirely due to human influence on the climate system and not due to natural causes.

This East African country’s future is tied to water – a vital yet threatened resource in a changing climate

In July the East African nation planted 350 million trees in a single day. This was part of the country’s national green legacy initiative to counter environmental degradation and climate change. The initiative ultimately aims to grow 4 billion trees across the country.

Joyce Msuya on achieving sustainable development in East Africa

Last week saw the Kigali Global Dialogue where thought leaders came together to discuss global contemporary issues of development and growth. The talks centered around human policy, technological transformation of society, public health and climate change and sustainability. One of the key speakers on these topics, Joyce Msuya joins CNBC Africa for more.

World Bank & AfDB commit over $47bn for African climate finance

The World Bank and the African Development Bank have pledged to give more than $47billion by 2025 to help African countries tackle the effect of climate change. Desmond Majekodunmi, founder of Lufasi Urban Forest Park joins CNBC Africa to discuss climate change in Africa.

Here’s how the residents of African cities are creating solutions for climate change

It’s difficult as an individual, a group or a nation to know how to act when faced with climate change problems. As with other global environmental problems, these challenges are economically, environmentally...

Why Africans are wary of re-engineering the climate

BERLIN, Oct 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a child during Ethiopia’s deadly famine of 1984, Asfawossen Kassaye remembers watching people from the countryside flock to his town, desperately looking for food...

Elon Musk is leaving presidential councils over withdrawal from Paris accord

Elon Musk said Thursday he will leave his positions on three presidential councils after Trump said the U.S. will leave the Paris Agreement.