Tag: global warming

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.

IFC’s Hans Peter Lankes talks on financing low-carbon infrastructure in Africa

The third edition of the one planet summit took place in Nairobi, engaging both the public and private players on how to curb global warming. But for this to be realized, financing is a necessity for low- carbon, resilient infrastructure and services for African Cities. CNBC Africa caught up with Hans Peter Lankes, Vice President of Economics and Private Sector Development, IFC for more on this.

Here’s why it would be in Africa’s best interests for rise of global temperatures to be kept to 1.5°C

It would be in Africa’s best interests to limit a rise in global temperature. Shutterstock Shingirai Nangombe, Chinese Academy of Sciences At the end of the century, if carbon emissions aren’t reduced faster, the global...

Look out for new greenhouse gas regulations

The Minister of Environment Affairs has published the National Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulations after two years in draft format.